Woe to the wicked unto evil: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. As for my people, their oppressors have stripped them, and women have ruled over them. O my people, they that call thee blessed, the same deceive thee, and destroy the way of thy steps. The Lord standeth up to judge, and he standeth to judge the people. The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and its princes: for you have devoured the vineyard, and the spoil of the poor is in your house. Why do you consume my people, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord the God of hosts.As Pope, Ratzinger invited us to study the 2nd Vatican Council. Would that he would not have.
-- Isaiah 3:11-15
The more one studies Vatican II, the more one realizes that the post-conciliar Church does not hold the same beliefs as the Catholic Church held for all time since its foundation by our Messiah.
Ratzinger's false doctrine which he calls the "hermeneutic of continuity" attempts to hide the fact that Vatican II can only be defined as a DIS-continuity from the traditions and beliefs of Catholic Church.
Through the means of this alchemy Ratzinger has attempted to convert the lead of Vatican II into gold, by the use of the magic words "hermeneutic of continuity".
For some strange reason, Ratzinger wanted the world to know that he was one of the principle architects of the many novelties of Vatican II. He viewed this as a sort of social experiment which he could perform on the Church. And whenever the results of the experiment would start to veer off of the course that he had charted, he was always in a position to set it back on the "proper course" that he had planned.
For him, only one interpretation of Vatican II was permissible -- the Ratzingerian interpretation. All other interpretations were false. And there was plenty of room for interpretation in the conciliar documents. They were deliberately written in vague and ambiguous language to allow the inventors of this grand social experiment to intervene at crucial points by saying "no that is not what we really meant". At one point saying one thing and at another point something different -- pushing and pulling the Church along a path of their choosing.
Even now Ratzinger continues to "innovate"by introducing new novelties.
First there was the resignation itself which signaled the end of the Pope as the Supreme Pontiff. Paul VI may have symbolically given up the tiara, but Ratzinger gave up being Pope entirely. In so doing he intends to destroy the Church as a divine institution. For him it is important that the Church be an ordinary corporation with a CEO and a board of directors. Why? So that the Church will not view itself of be viewed by others as anything extraordinary. Why? In order to achieve his end goal of ecumenism the Catholic Church must just be one church among many churches.
Along the same lines he has given himself the title of "pope emeritus" and he has had himself publicly photographed with Francis. As if to say, "See there is nothing special about being a Pope. It's just like being the head of any religious organization." Or even a non-religious organization.
He has semi-officially created a retirement age for the Pope of 85. He clearly intends to set a precedent for future Popes.
He has deliberately published his "posthumous" encyclical under the name of Francis. This is clearly designed to create confusion and doubt in the minds of Catholics regarding the true nature of the Papacy and to cause further destruction of their faith -- like sending in the Air Force to bomb the cities in preparation for the final invasion.
Francis tells us that he consults regularly with Ratzinger. What happened to his statement that he would go off and lead a quiet life of prayer? Why didn't he describe the type of retirement he had in mind in his resignation letter?
The reason is simple. Ratzinger is a master manipulator. He knows exactly how slow or fast to turn up the heat so that the frogs won't jump out of the kettle.