Ann Barnhardt's Heresy: Obstinate Belief That Pope Benedict Is Katechon, The Great Restrainer, Of 2 Thessalonians 2

And now, it can be well-argued that the Katechon, the Great Restrainer, of 2 Thessalonians 2, the Pope qua Pope, has been… removed. And if this is what St. Paul prophesied, we should expect all hell to break loose, making the past century, the past 60 years, heck, the last THREE years, look like a child’s glass of spilled milk. I can’t tell you how this will all resolve except to say that it is going to be SPECTACULAR, and that I hope to live to see it, and I thank God every day that we get to be alive in these times, to fight the good fight, run the race, and watch Our Lord work everything to the good through His perfect, Divine Providence. Ann Barnhardt 4 January 2023 

Ann is spreading lies and falsehoods. She is obstinate. Refusing the opinion of the Church Fathers, she claims that one man - Pope Benedict is the Great Restrainer, Of 2 Thessalonians 2.

This opinion of hers is false it is heresy.

The Great Restrainer, Of 2 Thessalonians 2 according to Church Fathers is the Divinely Authority of the Holy Roman Emperor. 

According to the majority of Fathers of the Church, the visible Authority of the Roman Emperor hinders the manifestation of the Antichrist. Only when the Imperial seat remains vacant then will the Antichrist be allowed manifest himself. The Church doctrine on the manifestation of the Antichrist and what hinders the same is found in the Second Epistle of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians. This reading of II Thessalonians is part of Liturgy for the Saturday of Ember Week in Advent: Missa 'Veni et Ostende'. The reading from today’s Mass:

Saturday of Ember Week in Advent: Missa 'Veni et Ostende'

EPISTLE ¤ II Thess. 2. 1-8
Lesson from the second Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians.

Brethren, We beseech you by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto Him: that you be not easily moved from your sense, nor be terrified, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand. 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 who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God showing himself as if he were God. Remember you not that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity already worketh: only that he who now holdeth do hold, until he be taken out of the way. And then that wicked one shall be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming.

The general Roman Catholic view or interpretation of the Lesson from the second Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians is as follows:

First: The final revolt against the authority of the Roman Emperor:

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. 2 Thessalonians 2:3

Second: The removal of the authority of the Roman Emperor, who is the one who withholdeth the manifestation of the Antichrist:

And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way. And then that wicked one shall be revealed 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8

Third: The usurpation of the Authority of the Roman Emperor by the Antichrist:

Who opposeth, and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself as if he were God. 2 Thessalonians 2:4

Timeline of The Great Restrainer, Of 2 Thessalonians 2:

1. The Peace of Pressburg 26 December 1808 Abolishing The Holy Roman Empire

The Peace of Pressburg[a] was signed in Pressburg (today Bratislava) on 26 December 1805 between French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and Holy Roman Emperor Francis II, as a consequence of the French victory over the Russians and Austrians at the Battle of Austerlitz (2 December). A truce was agreed on 4 December, and negotiations for the treaty began. The treaty was signed by Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, and the Hungarian Count Ignác Gyulay for the Austrian Empire and Charles Maurice de Talleyrand for France. 

 Beyond the clauses establishing "peace and amity" and the Austrian withdrawal from the Third Coalition, the treaty also mandated substantial territorial concessions by the Austrian Empire. The French gains of the previous treaties of Campo Formio and Lunéville were reiterated, while recent Austrian acquisitions in Italy and southern Germany were ceded to France and Bavaria, respectively. The scattered Austrian holdings in Swabia were passed to French allies – the King of Württemberg, and the Elector of Baden – while Bavaria received Tyrol and Vorarlberg. Austrian claims on those German states were renounced without exception. Venetia, Istria, and Dalmatia were incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy, of which Napoleon had become king earlier that year. Augsburg, previously an independent Free Imperial City, was ceded to Bavaria. As a minor compensation, the Austrian Empire annexed the Electorate of Salzburg, which had been under Habsburg rule since 1803. The elector, the Austrian Emperor's brother, was compensated with the Grand Duchy of Würzburg. The Primate's Palace, where the Peace of Pressburg was signed 

Emperor Francis II also recognized the kingly titles assumed by the Electors of Bavaria and Württemberg, which foreshadowed the end of the Holy Roman Empire. Within months of the signing of the treaty and after a new entity, the Confederation of the Rhine, had been created by Napoleon, Francis II renounced his title as Holy Roman Emperor. An indemnity of 40 million francs to France was also provided for in the treaty.[1] Source


May 15th 1955 the following International Peace Treaty was signed between the United States of America & Austria. This Peace treaty would prohibit the restoration of the Habsburg Monarchy in Austria. This Peace treaty will be known as the '515'.

Article 1 re-establisment of Austria as a Free and Independent State:

'The allied and Associated Powers recognize that Austria is re-established as a sovereign, independent and democratic State.'

Article 5 Frontiers of Austria:

'The frontiers of Austria shall be those existing on 1st January 1938.'

***The above of course means that Hungary is no longer part of the Habsbug Empire and any attempt to restore Hungary to the Empire, would be in violation of the 515 Treaty

Article 8 Democratic Institutions

'Austria shall have a democratic government based on elections by secret ballot and shall guarantee to all citizens free, equal and universal suffrage as well as the right to be elected to public office without discrimination as to race, sex, language, religion or political opinion.'

***The most important article is the following:

Article 9 - Dissolution of Nazi Organizations

2) 'Austria undertakes to dissolve all Fascist-type organizations existing on its territory, political, military and para-military, and likewise any other organization carrying on activities hostile to any United Nation or which intend to deprive the people of their democratic rights.'

3) 'Austria undertakes not to permit, under threat of penal punishment which shall be immediately determined in accordance with procedures established by Austrian Law, the existence and the activity on Austrian territory of the above-mentioned organizations.'

Article 10 Special Clauses on Legislation

2) 'Austria further undertakes to maintain the law of 3rd April, 1919, concerning the House of Hapsburg-Lorraine'

The above two Treaties abolishes the Divinely Ordains Authority of  Holy Roman Emperor who is the The Great Restrainer, Of 2 Thessalonians 2.

This means that the FORERUNNER to the Antichrist will be manifested as Our Lady of La Salette and Fatima has foretold:

"A forerunner of the Antichrist, with his troops drawn from many nations, will wage war against the true Christ, sole Savior of the world; he will shed much blood and will seek to annihilate the cult of God so as to be regarded as a god." Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)

We are now living in the time of the FORERUNNER to the Antichrist because of the above two treaties abolishing the Katechon, The Great Restrainer, Of 2 Thessalonians 2.

Here is a timeline of events as they unfold during this time of FORERUNNER to the Antichrist


1. Two Popes. (13 March 2013)
2. Manifestation of the Forerunner to the Antichrist (21 October 2019)
3. Death of Pope Benedict (31 December 2022)
4. Death of Pope Francis the Last of the Two Popes (_ _/_ _/2023)
6. Start of Thirty Five Years Worth of Chastisements (_ _ / _ _ / 2023)
7. Rise of the Political Power of the Forerunner to the Antichrist (_ _ / _ _ / _ _ _ _)
8. Creation of Forerunner's Nationalist Army (_ _ / _ _ / _ _ _ _)
9. Persecution of the Catholic Church by the Forerunner and His Nationalist Army(_ _ / _ _ / _ _ _ _)
10. Murder of Fatima Pope & Faithful on top a Steep Mountain by Forerunner and his Army.
11. The Rise of the Great Monarch & Great Pontiff (near the end of the 35 year Chastisement)
12. The death of the Forerunner to the Antichrist.


“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


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