"Brothers I beg you to be on watch against those who cause dissension and scandal, contrary to the teaching you have received. Avoid their company. Such men serve, not Christ Our Lord, but their own bellies, and they deceive the simpleminded with their smooth and flattering speech…I want you to be wise...Then the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet." (Rom 16:17-20).



This writing will make reference to three documents: (1) The Catechism of the Catholic Church in respect of the supreme authority of the Pope in all matters until his death or abdication, (2) the new Vatican City State Constitution with effect on February 22, 2001, the feast of the Chair of St. Peter; and (3) The Apostolic Constitution, Universi Dominici Gregis -- On the Vacancy of the Apostolic See and the Election of the Roman Pontiff. 

The Pope is the Supreme Pontiff in all matters relating the Catholic Faith and the Catholic Church. He answers to no human; He answers to God alone. The cardinals and bishops (including Ex-Pope, Benedict XVI), both individually and collectively, report to, and are subject to, Pope Francis 1. Prior to their consecration, each cardinal and each bishop must take an oath of fidelity and obedience to the Pope. Ecumenical councils can only be called by the Pope, and it is the subsequent approval of the Pope that makes the councils ecumenical. That action is the exercise of his office of supreme teacher and ruler of the Church. Its necessity results from the fact that no authority is commensurate with the whole Church except that of the Pope; he alone can bind all the faithful.

The following are a few excerpts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church worthy of note:

881. "The Lord made Simon alone, whom he named Peter, the 'rock' of his Church. He gave him the keys of his Church and instituted him shepherd of the whole flock. [Cf. Mt 16:18-19; Jn 21:15-17] 'The office of binding and loosing which was given to Peter was also assigned to the college of apostles united to its head.'[LG 22 # 2.] This pastoral office of Peter and the other apostles belongs to the Church's very foundation and is continued by the bishops under the primacy of the Pope.".

882. "The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter's successor, 'is the perpetual and visible source and foundation of the unity both of the bishops and of the whole company of the faithful.'[LG 23.] 'For the Roman Pontiff, by reason of his office as Vicar of Christ, and as pastor of the entire Church has full, supreme, and universal power over the whole Church, a power which he can always exercise unhindered.".

883. "The college or body of bishops has no authority unless united with the Roman Pontiff. Peter's successor, as its head." As such, this college has "supreme and full authority over the universal Church, but this power cannot be exercised without the agreement of the Roman Pontiff."

937. "The Pope enjoys, by divine institution, supreme, full, immediate, and universal power in the care of souls.".


Furthermore, a Pope serves until his death or abdication. He can not be declared unfit, declared too old, or forced to retire. Nor can he be fired or ousted by any one, or any group. As the legitimate successor to Pope St. Peter, the Pope (currently Pope Francis 1) is  infallible when speaking ex cathdra. It was Jesus who said to Peter: "I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." (Mt 16:19)

Currently, the Church finds itself in a relatively unique situation, in that there are alive both an existing and legitimate Pope (in Francis 1) and an Ex-Pope (in Benedict XVI).  It is worthy of emphasis that with the abdication of Ex-Pope Benedict XVI, he immediately lost the charism of infallibility.  As we discussed in detail in the writing Upon This Rock, the First Vatican Council went to great lengths to formally define Papal infallibility as being a charism that attaches to the chair or office of Pope, not to the individual.  Accordingly, upon the abdication of Ex-Pope Benedict XVI, the charism of infallibility remained with the office of Pope.  As it never attached to the individual person of Benedict XVI, it did not accompany him upon his abdication.  That is to say, that the charism of Papal Infallibility resides with Pope Francis 1, only.  

On February 22, 2001, the feast of the Chair of St. Peter, a new constitution of the Vatican City State took effect. It states clearly, that with respect of the affairs of state, in the Vatican City, the Pope is the chief executive, the sole legislative body, and the sole judge. It states, that he has supreme authority in all matters relating to affairs of state.

He can, and has, delegated certain authority to his subordinates; but their actions in all matters remain subject to his approval.


The Apostolic Constitution, Universi Dominici Gregis -- On the Vacancy of the Apostolic See and the Election of the Roman Pontiff clearly delineates (1) the limitations of the cardinals and bishops in the absence of a Pope, and (2) the specific process that must be employed in electing a new Pope. It can never be changed, for any reason, by any one or any group until the end of time.

A complete copy of Universi Dominici Gregis is located at: Election of a Pope


The False Prophet

As we discussed in Ecclesiastical Masonry: The Beast Like a Lamb, Historically, the Church has taught that as a pope continues to have free will, he can teach heresy or apostatize.  However, immediately upon doing so, he is ipso facto automatically deposed.  Schismatics lose all jurisdiction, immediately.  As such, he ceases immediately at that time to be the pope (i.e., he can not be the head of that which he is no longer a member).  This is the teaching of the Fathers of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas, and other Doctors of the Church.  Consequently, his heretical teaching would fall outside of the doctrine of papal infallibility, as discussed above.  Hence, when such a pope apostatizes in his heart, he immediately abandons the office of pope, and the charism of papal infallibility remains behind with the “chair” or office.  It should be emphasized that under no circumstances are the Faithful bound to obey, nor should the Faithful obey, any teachings of an apostate so-called “pope”.  However in the event that this occurs, we caution the reader to seek guidance from a good priest who has remained loyal to the historical teachings of the Church.

Further, we emphasize that no one, a Pope, Ex-Pope, cardinal, bishop, priest or layman can  change or reform Catholic doctrine previously defined. Consider the words of the Council Fathers of both Vatican I and II which follow:

Vatican Council I, in 1870, acting under the protection which Jesus Christ Himself promised to the teaching of the successors of the Apostles, taught, "We teach and define that it is a divinely revealed dogma that the Roman Pontiff, when he speaks ex cathedra, that is, when functioning as the pastor and teacher of all Christians, by his supreme Apostolic authority he defines a doctrine on faith or morals to be held by the whole Church, through the divine assistance promised him in blessed Peter, enjoys that infallibility with which the divine Redeemer willed His Church should be equipped in defining a doctrine of faith or morals, and .so, that such definitions of the Roman Pontiff are irreformable, of themselves, and not from the consent of the Church. If anyone-which may God forbid-dares to contradict this our definition, let him be anathema.".

.Vatican II reaffirmed this teaching, "His definitions of themselves, and not from the consent of the Church, are rightly called irreformable, for they are pronounced under the assistance of the Holy Spirit promised to him in blessed Peter, and so they need no approval of others, nor do they allow an appeal to any other judgment.".

Holy Scripture is clear-- towards the end of time there will arise the False Prophet of Revelation 13,16,19 and 20. Revelation 13 calls him the 'Beast like a lamb'. .Certain contemporary prophecies yet-to-be-approved have told us that False Prophet will be a false Masonic Pope or Antipope.. He will be obvious to all who have 'eyes to see and ears to hear' by the fact that he will attempt to change, reform and overturn established Catholic doctrine. As we can see above, that can not be done. Also Refer to:  To Protect the Faith and  The Whore of Babylon

Pope John Paul II gave us the Catechism of the Catholic Church specifically for these End Times. In October 1992, H.H. Pope John Paul II issued his Apostolic Constitution FIDEI DEPOSITUM On the Publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church Prepared Following the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council.

Therein he stated the following under the heading: 'Doctrinal Value of the Text':

."The Catechism of the Catholic Church, which I approved 25 June last and the publication of which I today order by virtue of my Apostolic Authority, is a statement of the Church's faith and of Catholic doctrine, attested to or illumined by Sacred Scripture, Apostolic Tradition and the Church's Magisterium. I declare it to be a valid and legitimate instrument for ecclesial communion and a sure norm for teaching the faith.. May it serve the renewal to which the Holy Spirit ceaselessly calls the Church of God, the Body of Christ, on her pilgrimage to the undiminished light of the kingdom!"


Every home should have a bound copy of the Catechism. Soon they will be unavailable. 


May God bless and protect Pope Francis 1 and the Holy Catholic Church.



Prepared with the grace of God, by
Ben J. Verdina (November 2013)

For additional information on this and related topics, we recommend you read the following:

Ecclesiastical Masonry: The Beast Like a Lamb

The Whore of Babylon

The Original Prayer to St. Michael

Tribulation Update: August 2000

The Abomination of Desolation

To Protect the Faith

The Douay-Rheims Bible

The New American Bible

The Catechism of the Catholic Church - Electronic Search

The Catechism of the Catholic Church - Topical

as well as:

The Book of Revelation, Chapter 13, 16, 19 & 20

The Book of Daniel, Chapters 11-12


At the Yahoo - Era of Peace Site - Under the LINKS section : 



See: The False Prophet


Contains current information on the False Prophet as it develops


"The work of the devil will infiltrate even the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres ...churches and altars sacked, the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them. " (Our Lady of Akita, October 13, 1973; approved by the Magisterium of the Church as worthy of belief.)




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Iniquity With Divine Retribution at the Dawn of the Era of Peace – A Summary Guide to the Tribulation


After The Warning


Tribulation Update


Thank You For Having Responded To My Call


Sky Signs


Ben's Calling


The Statues of Our Lady Are Crying For Our Help


Prayers of Consecration & Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


Heaven and Earth Are Uniting – Fr. Gobbi


Ave Maria: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate


Supreme Authority of the Pope Until Death or Abdication


The Myth of the Pre-Tribulational Rapture


To Protect the Faith


Both Faith and Good Works Required


The Catechism and the "Term" Coredemptrix


Ecclesiastical Masonry: The Beast Like a Lamb


Tribulation Protection: The Blood of the Lamb


Scripture Alone? Is Half of the Story Sufficient?


Has Matthew 24:14 Been Realized? 'Definitely Yes'


To the Refuges on Wings of Eagles


Must the Reconstruction of the Temple of Jerusalem Precede the Second Coming of Jesus Christ?


The Abomination of Desolation


The Era of Peace


The Original Prayer to St. Michael


Mary, Queen and Queen Mother


How to Identify the Antichrist


The Whore of Babylon


The Mark of the Beast


Upon This Rock


Jesus Gives the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven to Pope St. Peter


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