THE 2 POPES By MARCO TOSATTI: Good Morning Everybody This Is The Era Of The TWO POPES ~ Signed Mélanie



"I didn't see, I don't see any Great Pope or Great Monarch before an extremely great tribulation, horrifying, terrible and general for all Christendom. But before that time, twice there will be a short lived peace; TWO shaky, servile, doubtful popes" Mélanie


Marco Tosatti

Dear friends and enemies of Stilum Curiae, a previous article has created a lot of discussion on the web especially in the United States. It was an article dedicated to the unique situation we are experiencing. Two popes live together in the Vatican. During the discussion I recommended reading a very interesting article that appeared in Duc in Altum, the blog of Aldo Maria Valli, written by Prof. Silvio Brachetta. I translated it into English for those who could not read Italian. Enjoy reading it.

Massimo Franco, in Corriere della Sera on 8th February, supported the idea of an end of the “era of the two Popes”, in the sense that, in his opinion, something broke between Ratzinger and Bergoglio, after the publication of Robert Sarah’s book together with Benedict XVI. But did there really exist an “era of the two Popes”? You wouldn’t say so. The “era of the two Popes” has always been something refined, artificial, studied at the table. It was and it is an imposed situation, not justified by any reference to apostolic tradition or Scripture or to some theology; not explained, except in a chained and twisted way. 

The “era of the two Popes” consists only in a series of photographs, in which the protagonists show affection and goodness. A simple operation of façade, no more than that of the broom that moves the dust under the carpet.

Theology is clarity. If it is not clear, not only is it useless, it is harmful. Theology is that screen of darkened glass that is placed before Scripture – the fathers say somewhere – to soften the too much glow of the Word of God, blinding as the sun at noon. But if the screen, instead of being made of glass, is an opaque body, the light of the Word is extinguished and nothing is seen.

After orthodox theology, after heterodox theology, we have now arrived at incomprehensible theology, which does not need to explain much, because it does not know how to explain and, after all, has nothing to explain, and does not even confess to not knowing.

Archbishop Georg Gänswein, in his time (in 2016), to justify the coexistence of a Pope and an Emeritus Pope, had tried to formulate what could be called the “theory of the enlarged ministry”. According to this theory, the papacy could also envisage the Pope Emeritus, “contemplative member” alongside the “active member”, who would be the elected Pope. On what basis does the theory stand? On what page of Scripture? On what authority of the doctors or fathers of the Church? Gänswein, evidently, does not answer, since he cannot answer. And he can’t answer because there’s nothing to say or to prove, since it’s a hypothesis that has been worked out at the table.

When ancient theologians knew something, they said it openly, without excessive and cloying pirouettes. When they didn’t know how to answer, they said, “I don’t know”. The passage from the normal alternation between two pontiffs to the scene is a moment, because if the frankness is replaced by the maneuver, who notices it is not only the Eternal Father, but also the universe world.

Saint Bonaventure, one of the greatest mystics in history, has never had mystical visions, nor has he ever been tormented by demons. His was a completely ordinary mysticism, but enough to be expressed in an extraordinary way, in the unprecedented pages he left us.

In Saint Bonaventure there is not a single collation, a single speculation that has not been demonstrated and clearly written. His word is clear, always supported by Scripture and the fathers – or even by some pagan authority. The Seraphicus has never allowed himself to express opinions without a reference, although he might even have done so, given the greatness of his thought.

The same can be said of Saint Thomas and many other doctors, who have always interpreted the Sacred Text not from private conviction, but from what had been transmitted to him. And, in case nothing had been transmitted on something, nothing they said or wrote, but they humbly recognized their own limit.

Even the Protestant theologians of the twentieth century overcome, in humility, the new incomprehensible theology. When Karl Barth, for example, tears apart the analogy of being and presents his “totally different” God, the error is immediately recognizable. One can point it out, as one indicates a way. Barth makes himself understood, allows debate, his theses can be catalogued and allow a reply.

Behind the Protestant (and non-protestant) concepts of “Weltanschauung”, “demythization”, “criticism of the sources” or “Sitz im Leben”, there may be something chained or a certain artificial mixture between the biblical disciplines and the sociological and historical ones, but there is always something understandable and, therefore, questionable. There is all a speculative work that, almost always, has tried to take into account, if not the apostolic tradition, at least shared scientific discoveries, in the field of archaeology, philology or psychology.

Today there is no longer any of that. There is no longer even a Protestant heterodox vision, where heterodoxy is the presence of errors. But what errors should be discovered in confusion? In confusion there is no mistake there is only confusion.

Massimo Franco expresses himself only on the functional quality of the situation in progress. In the background of his article we can see the two protagonists who do not know how to manage a real or presumed “equality of rank”. Everything revolves around external, accidental, a-theological terminologies, far from the substance: “book mess”, “clumsy management”, “already delicate balances”, “recalibrating and redefining boundaries”, “shadow of the predecessor”, “double loyalty”, “lost status”, “watershed in the pontificate”. And with these arguments one would like to come to a conclusion, as if the history of salvation were a hare hunt among drunks.

If an epoch is really over, it is certainly not that of the two Popes, but of those who have always refused to admit that there is the coexistence of two Popes. It is not the end, then, but the beginning of the awareness of an artificial and shattered situation.

It has begun, we hope, the era of the lifting of the carpet and the discovery of how much dust has accumulated underneath it. Source


“The great chastisement will come, because men will not be converted; yet it is only their conversion that can hinder these scourges. God will begin to strike men by inflicting lighter punishments in order to open their eyes; then He will stop, or may repeat His former warnings to give place for repentance. But sinners will not avail themselves of these opportunities; He will, in consequence, send more severe castigations, anxious to move sinners to repentance, but all in vain. Finally, the obduracy of sinners shall draw upon their heads the greatest and most terrible calamities. Mélanie

“We are all guilty! Penance is not done, and sin increases daily. Those who should come forward to do good are retained by fear. Evil is great. A moderate punishment serves only to irritate the spirits, because they view all things with human eyes. God could work a miracle to convert and change the aspect of the earth without chastisement. God will work a miracle; it will be a stroke of His mercy; but after the wicked shall have inebriated themselves with blood, the scourge shall arrive Mélanie

“What countries shall be preserved from such calamities? Where shall we go for refuge? I, in my turn, shall ask, What is the country that observes the commandments of God? What country is not influenced by human fear where the interest of the Church and the glory of God are at stake? (Ah, indeed! What country, what nation upon earth?) In behalf of my Superior and myself, I have often asked myself where we could go for refuge, had we the means for the journey and for our subsistence, on condition that no person were to know it? But I renounce these useless thoughts. We are very guilty! In consequence of this, it is necessary that a very great and terrible scourge should come to revive our faith, and to restore to us our very reason, which we have almost entirely lost. Mélanie

Victim of Jesus nee MELANIE CALVAT,
Shepherdess of La Salette

"I protest highly against a different text, which people may dare publish after my death. I protest once more against the very false statements of all those who dare say and write First that I embroidered the Secret; second, against those who state that the Queen Mother did not say to transmit the Secret to all her people." Mélanie