Joseph Ratzinger Facts & Information: What you need to know about the man who claimed to be the Pope from 2005 to 2013

Fr. Ratzinger in suit and tie

On April 19, 2005, the German "cardinal" Fr. Joseph Ratzinger was elected "Pope" Benedict XVI. This page is dedicated to demonstrating that the past and present beliefs and actions of this individual reveal that he is not a Catholic, and therefore he cannot possibly hold the highest office in the Catholic Church, the papacy. Furthermore, the "episcopal consecration" of Fr. Ratzinger in 1977 was invalid, and hence Joseph Ratzinger is not even a bishop but only a priest (ordained in 1951).

We also advise you to read "What to Expect of Benedict XVI", an essay we put together in 2005, outlining what we believed would happen during the time Benedict XVI occupies the Vatican.

While Fr. Ratzinger has resigned from his claim to the papal office effective February 28, 2013, he nevertheless claims to have held the office of Catholic Pope for almost 8 years.

The Masonic Handshakes of Benedict XVI (click)
This video gives convincing proof that Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, the false "Pope" Benedict XVI, routinely uses Masonic handshakes when meeting certain high-profile individuals, while shaking hands normally with others. Though the creator of this video is an anti-Catholic Protestant (and therefore does not believe Benedict XVI to be an Antipope of the False Pseudo-Catholic Church but the true Pope of the Roman Catholic Church), this is not relevant to the evidence he gives. The true Catholic Church has long condemned Freemasonry and forbidden Catholics from joining the Masons. This attitude did not change until the death of the last known true Pope, Pius XII (1958), after whom the first of the current Antipopes, John XXIII, took over and began the revolution ushered in with the Second Vatican Council.

Vatican “Abp.” Gänswein: Since Benedict XVI’s Abdication, there is now a Two-Member “Expanded Papacy”

Benedict XVI and the “Prophetic Mission of Fatima”

Novus Ordo Bishop: “Not even Martin Luther could have imagined a better Pope than Benedict XVI”

Oops: 1972 Ratzinger Essay argues for Allowing Divorced/Remarried to Receive Sacraments

Flashback 1964: Ratzinger says because of World Wars, Auschwitz and Hiroshima, we can no longer speak of the time since Christ’s Birth as a “time of salvation”

Benedict XVI Confirms his Resignation was made out of Own Free Will

Benedict XVI endorses heretical Neocatechumenal Way

Ratzinger writes to Hans Küng, notes "Great Agreement of Views" with Francis

After 8 Years of Benedict XVI: Conservatives vent Disappointment over Benedict’s Papacy

Revealed: Ratzinger told Lutheran Worker in Vatican NOT to become a Catholic

The Real Joseph Ratzinger: Proud of His Blasphemy and His Blaspheming Mentor

Benedict XVI's Miter - Is It Satanic? Look at the Evidence (PDF)

Oliver Putz: "I Did Not Change; They Did!" Joseph Ratzinger, Karl Rahner and the Second Vatican Council

No Friend of Fatima: Unspinning Christopher Ferrara's Defense of Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI Admits: Goal of Dialogue is NOT Conversion (2012)

Faith Imperiled by Ratzinger: Benedict XVI's Hermeneutics

Apostasy in Action: Benedict XVI, Judaism, and the Church

Flashback 2005: Benedict XVI "canonizes" Lutheran minister, says "this faithful servant" has "attained eternal joy"!

New Evidence Uncovered: Karl Rahner Testimony reveals Ratzinger called "heretic who denies hell"

Meet the "Ratzingerian Marxists" (No Joke!)

May 3, 2013: Ratzinger the Reformer Returns to his Roots

Video Lecture: Who is Benedict XVI?

Flashback 2004: Ratzinger Personally Consecrates Neo-Modernist Bishop

What's up with that "Reform of the Reform"?
Teilhard de Chardin's "Great Vision" of a "Cosmic Liturgy" -- endorsed by Benedict XVI

Flashback 1962: Fr. Ratzinger vs. Cardinal Ottaviani before the Council

Benedict XVI 2012: Repudiates Nothing of his Work at Vatican II

An Inconvenient Truth: The Religious Orientation of Joseph Ratzinger

Flashback 1963:
Ratzinger: Demolish the Holy Office!

Flashback 1968:
Ratzinger's Book Banned in Warsaw Diocese by Cardinal Wyszynski for being too Liberal

Cartoon: Pope Pius XII rebukes Fr. Ratzinger for suspicion of heresy

Flashback 1982:
Ratzinger: "Raze the Catholic Bastions!"

Ratzinger: 'Protestantism is not Heresy'

The Heart of Betrayal

Benedict's September Surprise

The Ratzinger Agenda

The Philosophical Bankruptcy of "Cardinal" Ratzinger

"Cardinal" Ratzinger Denies Dogma of Papal Primacy

Ratzinger's Strange Views on Original Sin

The New (1968) Rite of Episcopal Consecration is Invalid, Benedict XVI is not a Valid Bishop - Essays to Prove It:

You can't make this stuff up:
At Vatican II, Fr. Ratzinger complained Gaudium et Spes relied too much on Teilhard de Chardin, not enough on Martin Luther!

Nothing New Here:
"Cardinal" Ratzinger rejects Scholastic Theology

Reality Check: The idea that "the method and principles by which the old scholastic doctors cultivated theology are no longer suitable to the demands of our times and to the progress of the sciences" was formally condemned by Pope Pius IX, Syllabus of Errors, 1864

"Cardinal" Ratzinger gave Communion to Known Protestant

"God is entirely Relationship"--St. Thomas not Ratzinger's Master

In 1968 Book, Ratzinger defends "Anonymous Christianity" of Karl Rahner

Ratzinger Denies Church Dogma on Infant Baptism in 2000 Book

Fr. Ratzinger on the Papacy (1965)

Ratzinger Denies Fundamental Dogma of the Church

The True Colors of Benedict XVI

Ratzinger in Favor of Decentralizing the Papacy

More Collegiality with Benedict XVI?

Ratzinger's Dream for the Future Church

Ratzinger on Feminism

Interview with Fr. Fessio reveals more of Benedict XVI's Theological Background

"Cardinal" Ratzinger gave Holy Communion to Known Protestants!

Reality Check: It is forbidden that the Sacraments of the Church be ministered to heretics and schismatics, even if they ask for them and are in good faith, unless beforehand, rejecting their errors, they are reconciled with the Church." (1917 Code of Canon Law, Canon 731.2)

What you may not know: the Novus Ordo Church does already permit Protestants to receive Communion sometimes: "While it is never legitimate to concelebrate [the Holy Mass] in the absence of full communion, the same is not true with respect to the administration of the Eucharist under special circumstances, to individual persons belonging to Churches or Ecclesial Communities not in full communion with the Catholic Church" (John Paul II, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, n. 45, 2003)

The same is legislated in the Novus Ordo Code of Canon Law of 1983

Protestant Theologian Admits Ratzinger was known as "Radical Progressivist"

In 2001, Ratzinger's Congregation Declared Pope Leo XIII's Condemnation of 40 Rosmini Errors as Time-Conditioned and Falsely Interpreting Rosmini's Thought

Reality Check: The Church can authoritatively define the objective meaning of a book: "If the Church could not define the orthodox or unorthodox sense of books, . . . she could not fulfil her task as practical teacher of humanity, not protect her children from actual concrete dangers to their faith and morals." --Catholic Encyclopedia, s.v. "Dogmatic Fact"
Related: Catholic Encyclopedia on Rosmini
Related: Rosmini's Rehabilitation and the Ratzinger Agenda

Documented: Ratzinger's Denial of Original Sin

Ratzinger was Suspect of Heresy under Pope Pius XII

Ratzinger against Traditionalists:
Denouncing those who oppose Vatican II: "We must be on guard against minimizing these movements. Without a doubt, they represent a sectarian zealotry that is the antithesis of Catholicity. We cannot resist them too firmly." (Citation Info: Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology, Ignatius Press, 1987, pp. 389-90; German original: Katholische Prinzipienlehre, 1982)

Ratzinger's 1993 Program for an Ecumenical Church

Q & A about Fr. Ratzinger

The Progressivist Orientation of Joseph Ratzinger

Benedict XVI's Coat of Arms - quite appropriately - does not include the Papal Tiara

In 1982 book, "Cardinal" Ratzinger writes that Catholics don't want dissolution of Protestantism but hope Protestants will be strengthened in their Confessions (Citation Info: Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology, Ignatius Press, 1987, p. 202; German original: Katholische Prinzipienlehre, 1982)
Reality Check: Pope Pius XI Condemns Ecumenism

"Cardinal" Ratzinger: A Prefect for the Destruction of the Faith

Ratzinger accused of obstructing Justice in Sex Abuse Scandals

Fr. Karl Rahner, Fr. Joseph Ratzinger

Fr. Ratzinger (right) at Vatican II -- in typical liberal "suit-and-tie" fashion, despite having been ordained to the priesthood over 10 years earlier. Here he is seen conversing with fellow-modernist Fr. Karl Rahner (d. 1984), another giant of the New Theology, likewise dressed in suit and tie. Both priests played an essential role in making Vatican II what it became.

NYT Reports Ratzinger a Long-Time Admirer of Martin Luther

Ratzinger Co-Founded Ecumenical Foundation in Switzerland

Ratzinger Approved "Mass" without Consecration!
"...the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith on January 17th, 2001 concluded that this Anaphora can be considered valid."
In Novus Ordo speak, the consecration is the "Institution Narrative"
Reality Check: A missing Consecration renders the Holy Mass invalid

Who needs Miracles to prove Saints are Saints? Ratzinger doesn't!

Ratzinger - "99% Protestant"

Memories of a Destructive Mind -- Ratzinger's Milestones

More Destructive Milestones (Part 2)

Flashback 2002: Ratzinger Says Jews' Wait for Messiah Not In Vain

Critique: Biblical Commission's Book on Jews, Scripture, Messiah

Raw Data: Ratzinger's Preface

Ratzinger Called Vatican II Document Gaudium Et Spes "Counter-Syllabus" to Pope Pius IX's Syllabus of Errors, Said Vatican II Presents Attempt at Reconciliation with French Revolution

Raw Data: Pope Pius IX's Syllabus of Liberal Errors
Also: Pope St. Pius X's condemnation of principles of French Revolution

Ratzinger vs. Fatima

Ratzinger vs. the Immaculate Heart of the Bl. Virgin Mary

"Benedict the Conservative" Update:
Ratzinger Reportedly Said Jews' Rejection of Jesus Christ not a Rejection of God but a Reminder that Peace & Salvation Not Yet Come
...So Benedict XVI is not only not a Catholic, but not even a Christian!

Ratzinger's "Dominus Iesus" Document - a Critical Analysis

Ratzinger Credited with Saving Lutheran Agreement

Ratzinger Personally Consecrated Neo-Modernist "Bishop"

Reality Check:

1559 Apostolic Constitution of Pope Paul IV declares a Heretic cannot be elected Pope, no matter how many cardinals vote for him:

"If ever at any time it shall appear that any Bishop . . . or any Cardinal of the . . . Roman Church, . . . or even the Roman Pontiff, prior to his promotion or his elevation as Cardinal or Roman Pontiff, has deviated from the Catholic Faith or fallen into some heresy: (i) the promotion or elevation, even if it shall have been uncontested and by the unanimous assent of all the Cardinals, shall be null, void and worthless..." --Pope Paul IV, Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio, March 15, 1559

So Now What? Saintly Advice:
"They [the faithful] must pray above all for the Church of Darkness to leave Rome."
--Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich, Aug. 25, 1820 (qtd. in Yves Dupont, Catholic Prophecy, p.64)

Information and Links pertaining to the Resignation of "Pope" Benedict XVI / Joseph Ratzinger

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AP Video: Benedict announces his Resignation

Neo-Traditionalists like the people at The Remnant, Catholic Family News, etc., must be in total consternation now. What if Benedict's successor takes back Summorum Pontificum and other concessions made to them? Will it all be going back to square one? False principles coming home to roost...

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