What We Believe

The Power of the Papacy
The papacy was founded by Christ who is the supreme head of the Church. “Christ is the head of the church.” (Ephesians 5:23) We know that Christ is also the supreme shepherd of the flock. We know He is the King of Kings. (Apocalypse 17:14 & 19:16) Therefore, as the supreme lawgiver of Heaven and Earth all must obey His commandments. “All power is given to Me in Heaven and in Earth...Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you....” (Matthew 28:18,20) Due to His leaving He had to appoint a visible authority of taking over the flock, just as He was the original shepherd here on earth. “it is expedient to you that I go: for if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you;” (John 16:7) He appointed one man to this position. There are a number of illustrations given in Sacred Scripture for it. 1, The knowledge and wisdom was given to St. Peter alone by the Father Himself shows to us that St. Peter alone retains infallibility. “And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but My Father who is in Heaven.” (Matthew 16:17) “And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren.” (Luke 22:31-32) 2. The keys to Heaven and Earth was given alone to St. Peter. "And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven" (Matthew 16:19) St. Peter alone has supreme jurisdiction. Those who are not in union with St. Peter have no jurisdiction. (de fide) “If then any shall say that the Roman pontiff has the office merely of inspection or direction, and not full and supreme power of jurisdiction over the universal Church, not only in things which belong to faith and morals, but also in those things which relate to the discipline and government of the Church spread throughout the world; or assert that he possesses merely the principal part, and not all the fullness of this supreme power; or that this power which he enjoys is not ordinary and immediate, both over each and all the Churches and over each and all the pastors of the faithful; let him be anathema.” (Vatican Council 1870) “But the Episcopal order is rightly judged to be in communion with Peter, as Christ commanded, if it be subject to and obeys Peter; otherwise it necessarily becomes a lawless and disorderly crowd.” (Satis Cognitum of Pope Leo XIII) 3. The most explicit point of authority given to St. Peter was from Christ Himself. “And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18) What flows from these points from Sacred Scripture is that there cannot be salvation outside of the Church. (Matthew 16:19) Those who take Holy Orders from outside the Church, for example, Old Catholics, Orthodox, Traditionalists, Protestants, are condemned by Christ as robbers and hirelings. Those receiving Sacraments outside of the Church receive the Sacraments sacrilegiously. For example, the Sacrament of penance needs jurisdiction. If the priest or bishop has no


jurisdiction then the act becomes invalid and sacrilegious. The penitent committed a mortal sin and would have to repeat the Sacrament over again to a priest who has jurisdiction. Those who receive the Holy Eucharist outside of the Church, commit a mortal sin. “Therefore, since the nature and essence of a judgment require that the sentence be imposed only on subjects, there has always been the conviction in the Church of God, and this Synod confirms it as most true, that this absolution which the priest pronounces upon one over whom he has no ordinary or delegated jurisdiction has no value.” (Council of Trent DZ 903) Canon 872: “For the valid absolution of sins, the minister requires, besides the power of Orders, either ordinary or delegated power of jurisdiction over the penitent.” Woywod comments (A Practical Commentary on the Code of Canon Law, volume 1, page 487): “Explicit conferring of jurisdiction in writing or by word of mouth is required for the validity of delegated jurisdiction for the hearing of confessions. Tacit, presumed, interpretative, or any other kind of delegation which cannot be called explicit, is not considered valid.” Upon the election of the papacy, supreme jurisdiction is given to the Roman Pontiff. “The Roman Pontiff legitimately elected obtains, from the moment he accepts the election, the full power of supreme jurisdiction by divine right.” (Canon 219) There have been roughly around 10 laymen that have been elected to the papacy. The Roman Pontiff has the right as lawgiver to change the discipline of the Church. However, he has no right in changing doctrine. For example, the fast laws were changed. In the time of St. Thomas Aquinas, you ate once the whole day. And the meal that you ate was not a full meal. “I answer that, As stated above (1 and 3,5), fasting is directed to the deletion and prevention of sin. Hence it ought to add something to the common custom, yet so as not to be a heavy burden to nature. Now the right and common custom is for men to eat about the sixth hour: both because digestion is seemingly finished (the natural heat being withdrawn inwardly at night-time on account of the surrounding cold of the night), and the humor spread about through the limbs (to which result the heat of the day conduces until the sun has reached its zenith), and again because it is then chiefly that the nature of the human body needs assistance against the external heat that is in the air, lest the humors be parched within. Hence, in order that those who fast may feel some pain in satisfaction for their sins, the ninth hour is suitably fixed for their meal.” (A.7 Q.147 II-II Summa Theologica)

The Laity
The laity have no rights in administering the Sacraments. The Sacrament of baptism is ordinarily administered by a priest. In extreme cases, the laity can baptize. The laity has no position in extraordinary ministers and distributing the Holy Communion. Women cannot receive holy orders. Under the pain of mortal sin, a specific Commandment of the Church, the laity has an obligation to support the clergy according to their means. They should according to the spirit of charity and penance donate their time in holy works to support the Church.

What We Believe
We believe all of what the Church has taught since the time of the Christ, but especially the Fathers of the Church. 2

We most especially reject and anathematize, the heresies of modernism, liberalism, and indifferentism. We reject the heretical council of Vatican II, the “spirit”, and the errors which followed from that impious moment. The Council of Pisa was also rejected, as was the first part of the Council of Constance. Similar to Vatican II is the Jansenist Synod of Pistoia, which was condemned in Auctorem Fidei.

Election Of July 16, 1990
The uniqueness of this election should be noted. Just as the Passion of Christ was predicted in the Old Testament, the election of Pope Michael was predicted in the Old Testament We know in the Old Testament there was a prefigure of Christ's passion. As St. Thomas Aquinas tells us, “Thirdly, on God's part, whose determination regarding the Passion of Christ, foretold in the Scriptures and prefigured in the observances of the Old Testament, had to be fulfilled.” (A1 Q46 III Summa theologica.) St. Thomas Aquinas tells us that these prophecies of Christ had to be fulfilled from the Old Testament. This begs us to ask the question. What else from the Old Testament must be fulfilled? The important points fulfilled in the chapter of Daniel: 1.“But at that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince, who standeth for the children of thy people: and a time shall come such as never was from the time that nations began even until that time.” (Daniel 12:1) 2.“And when the scattering of the band of the holy people shall be accomplished, all these things shall be finished.” (12:7) 3.“And from the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination unto desolation shall be set up.” (12:11)

Point #1 (Daniel 12:1)
The first point is significant. By this we know the timing in which Pope Michael should come. “a time shall come such as never was from the time that nations began even until that time.” (Daniel 12:1) This is a time in sacred scripture which is singled out. Christ tells us the exact time. “For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened.” (St. Matthew 24:21-22)

Point #2 (Daniel 12:7)
We can call this time the Great Apostasy. This is the opinion of the Fathers of the Church. “Then, the Church shall be scattered, driven into the wilderness, and shall be for a time, as it was in the beginning, invisible, hidden in catacombs, in dens, in mountains, in lurking places; for a time it shall be swept, as it were, from the face of the earth. Such is the universal testimony of the Fathers of the early centuries.” (Present Crisis of the Holy See, Cardinal Manning)


Point #3 (Daniel 12:11)
In addition, it is during this time, according to the Fathers, the Mass will be taken away. Cardinal Henry Manning writing his treatise, Present Crisis of the Holy See clearly states: “The holy Fathers who have written upon the subject of Antichrist, and of these prophecies of Daniel, without a single exception, as far as I know, and they are the Fathers both of the East and of the West, the Greek and the Latin Church—all of them unanimously,— say that in the latter end of the world, during the reign of Antichrist, the holy sacrifice of the altar will cease.” (Present Crisis of the Holy See, Cardinal Manning) The Sacrifice ceased in that there were for a time no Masses celebrated that were pleasing and acceptable to Almighty God. Recall that the temple sacrifices continued from after the curtain was rent at the time of Jesus' death until the destruction of the temple in 70AD, although Jesus had abolished them. They existed, but were no longer acceptable and God showed His displeasure with one sacrifices where a bloody cloth from the bloodied by the sacrificial animal was tied to the door and miraculously became white. After Jesus' death, this miracle no longer occurred.

Other Points
“A Council acting independently of the vicar of Christ is unthinkable in the constitution of the Church. Such assemblies have only taken place in times of great constitutional disturbances, when either there was no pope or the rightful pope was indistinguishable from antipopes. In such abnormal times, the safety of the Church becomes the supreme law, and the first duty of the flock is to find a new shepherd, under whose direction the existing evils may be remedied.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. IV, Councils; Rev. J. Wilhem. Pope Michael was elected to the papacy on July 16 1990. There were 5 Catholics who elected him to the papacy. Canonists hold that if all else fails, the Universal Church herself can elect a Pope in whatever manner necessary. Commenting on Canons 672 and 2295, Rev Stanislaus Woywod stated that these canons establish a precedent for cases of heresy, apostasy and schism where infamy is concerned. He comments: ‘If he has for three years given signs of complete amendment, the religious organization is bound to receive him.’ Pope Michael left the heresies of the Novus Ordo and Traditionalism before he was elected to the papacy in 1990. Therefore, he was papabile.

What is the Catholic Definition of Antichrist?
“A designation of Christ's chief antagonist, who will precede his second coming and the end of the world, and whose activity will be directly connected with a widespread apostasy from the Christian faith. He will be an individual human personality, marked by utter lawlessness, self deification, hatred of Christian truth, and rivalry with Christ through mock miracles. He will cause the fall of many, but be destroyed by Christ.” (A Catholic Dictionary, Antchrist) We know that Vatican II caused a massive apostasy. We know that Novus Ordo Missae (New Order Mass) was installed. We know there was a complete culture revolution in the 1970s. Sexuality and “free love” was the order of the day. 4

Correlating Points
1. Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man: and the number of him is six hundred sixty-six. (Apocalypse 13:18) 2. Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that cleaveth to me, saith the Lord of hosts: strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn my hand to the little ones. (Zacharias 13:7) 3. Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, (II Thessalonians 2:3) 4. And it was magnified even to the prince of the strength: and it took away from him the continual sacrifice, and cast down the place of his sanctuary. And strength was given him against the continual sacrifice, because of sins: and truth shall be cast down on the ground, and he shall do and shall prosper....And from the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination unto desolation shall be set up.” (Daniel8:11-12) & (Daniel 12:11) 5. “And when the scattering of the band of the holy people shall be accomplished, all these things shall be finished.” (Daniel 12:7) 6. “And they that remain of the trees of his forest shall be so few, that they shall easily be numbered, and a child shall write them down....And Isaias crieth out concerning Israel: If the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved.... Even so then at this present time also, there is a remnant saved according to the election of grace.” (Isaias 10:19 & Romans 9:27 & Romans 11:5) 7. “But at that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince, who standeth for the children of thy people: and a time shall come such as never was from the time that nations began even until that time.” (Daniel 12:1) 8. “He that shall overcome, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God; and he shall go out no more; and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.” (Apocalypse 3:12) 9. Behold, I will make them to come and adore before thy feet. And they shall know that I have loved thee. (Apocalypse 3:9)

To easily point to the fulfillment of Sacred Scripture.
1. The Antichrist has come. (Apocalypse 13:18) 2. The shepherd (Roman Pontiff) was struck. Death of Pope Pius XII (Zacharias 13:7) 3. There was a schism. (II Thessalonians 2:3) 4. The Mass was taken away. (Daniel 8:11-12 & 12:11) 5. The flock was scattered. (Daniel 12:7) 6. The Church was reduced to a handful. (Isaias 10:19 & Romans 9:27 & Romans 11:5) 7. Michael arose during the Greatest Tribulation. (Daniel 12:1)


8. Michael was ordained by God as a successor to the papacy. “My new Name”. (Apocalypse 3:12) St. Peter had his name changed by Christ Himself. 9. A universal conversion to the Catholic faith. (Apocalypse 3:9) Saint John Eudes said: “All the holy Fathers agree that after the death of Antichrist (emphasis: August 6, 1978) the whole world will be converted, and although some of them assert that the world will last but a few days after his death, while others say a few months, some authorities insist that it will continue to exist many years after. St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Francis of Paula, and a number of other Saints have predicted this ultimate universal conversion.” (Our Lady of Fatima talked about a period of Peace. Our Lady of Good Success/Fortune predicted granting peace.)

Vatican II
Joseph Ratzinger said: “"If it is desirable to offer a diagnosis of the text [of the Vatican II document, Gaudium et Spes] as a whole, we might say that (in conjunction with the texts on religious liberty and world religions) it is a revision of the Syllabus of Pius IX, a kind of counter syllabus… As a result, the one-sidedness of the position adopted by the Church under Pius IX and Pius X in response to the situation created by the new phase of history inaugurated by the French Revolution, was, to a large extent, corrected...” 1 This leads to the belief that truth is changeable over time. What was considered an error in the 19th century is now truth in the 20th, according the Ratzinger. Canon 2317: “Persons who stubbornly teach or defend, either publicly or privately, a doctrine which has been condemned by the Apostolic See or by an Ecumenical Council not, however, as formally heretical, shall be barred from the ministry of preaching the Word of God and of hearing sacramental confessions, and from every other office of teaching, without prejudice to other penalties which the sentence of condemnation of the doctrine may perhaps have decreed....” Further Pope Gelasius I declared that once an error has been condemned it may never be taught or discussed again. Truth is solid and immutable, Vatican II and its spirit teaches implicitly that truth changes with the times. This is the heresy of Modernism condemned by Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi. Although there are many heresies and errors throughout Vatican II, one stands out above the rest. And this is the heresy that all religions lead ultimately to Almighty God. This is expressed in Nostra Aetate, The Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions. (Promulgated on October 25, 1965) Pope Saint Pius X states in Pascendi: “ And with what right will Modernists deny the truth of an experience affirmed by a follower of Islam? With what right can they claim true experiences for Catholics alone? Indeed Modernists do not deny but actually admit, some confusedly, others in the most open manner, that all religions are true. That they cannot feel otherwise is clear. For on what ground, according to their theories, could falsity be predicated of any religion whatsoever?”

I John 2:22: “This is Antichrist, who denieth the Father and the Son.” Matthew 12:31): “Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven.” Antichrist denies Almighty God in a very subtle manner.

Principles of Catholic Theology, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, 1982, p. 381


“Then we see another circle around us. This too is vast in extent, yet not so far away from us. It comprises first of all those men who worship the one supreme God, whom we also worship. We would mention first the Jewish people, who still retain the religion of the Old Testament, and who are indeed worth of our respect and love. Then we have those worshippers who adhere to the other monotheistic systems of religion, especially the Moslem religion. We do well to admire these people for all that is good and true in their worship of God.” (Ecclesiam Suam (August 6, 1964) Paul VI) “The Church's relationship with the Muslims. "The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last day."” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, quoting from Vatican II's decree Nostra Aetate. This book should be more properly entitled Catechism of the Conciliar Church, since Paul VI called the Church of Vatican II the Conciliar Church in his closing address for Vatican II.) John Paul II called the Catechism of the Catholic Church :“a statement of the Church’s faith and of Catholic doctrine, attested to or illumined by Sacred Scripture, the apostolic Tradition, and the Church’s magisterium.” (Fidei Depositum 3) This means he considers it part of the ordinary magisterium of his church, which means he considers it infallible. On August 9, 1965 Paul VI said: “They (Judaism, Islam and Christianity) are three expressions professing an identical monotheism, through the three most authentic avenues. … Would it not be possible that the name of the very same God, instead of irreducible oppositions … generate a possible agreement … without the prejudice of theological discussions?” He, John Paul II and Benedict XVI have held that Moslems worship the true God and the same god that they worship. We know that Moslems worship a god they call Allah. They consider Jesus to be only a prophet of Allah and not God. Therefore they deny the son and are antichrist. They also deny the Holy Ghost, which is a form of blsaphemy against the Holy Ghost. By denying the Son and Holy Ghost, they are denying God the Father as well. Therefore they do not worship the same God as Christians. Christians worship one God in three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Moslems worship one god, called Allah in English. “For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils.” (Psalm 95:5) May 24, 2013, Our Lady, Help of Christians Pope Michael www.vaticaninexile.com


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