Since his sensational interview last week, many have said that with his personal warmth and determination to put doctrine in the background, Francis is just the man to bring a lot of fallen-away Catholics back into the church. Just over two decades ago, when I began the process to enter the Roman Catholic Church as an adult convert, I chose to receive instruction at a university parish, figuring that the quality of teaching would be more rigorous.
It is clear, concise and quite, quite brilliant in its precision and argument.
Benedict XVI has serious questions to answer and needs to be told that the Papacy cannot be partially abdicated as was his expressed intention. This was about three weeks before I made my public declaration of moral certitude regarding the invalid resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the subsequent Bergoglian Antipapacy: Consider, if you will, the following hypothetical scenario: A Catholic man and woman are validly joined in holy matrimony.
At some point, the man abandons his wife.
No annulment is obtained. Is the couple validly married? We might sum up the general principle being applied in this case as follows: An act of deception, no matter how cleverly conceived or convincingly executed, cannot change the objective reality of a given situation.
Louie then moves on to a not so hypothetical scenario: A certain cardinal is validly elected pope. At some point thereafter, enemies of the pope secretly pressure him via threats of harm, perhaps either to himself or to the Church, in order to force his resignation.
The pope acquiesces to this pressure and declares his intent to resign the Office of Peter. A conclave assembles and promptly elects another cardinal who is then presented to the world as the new pope, and he is widely embraced by the entire community as the Holy Roman Pontiff.
Is cardinal 2 the pope? I brought this up back in May in relation to comments from Abp. Ganswein to the question of certain irregularities in the papal abdication. Just go ahead and try to suggest on the interweebs that Pope Benedict thinks he retained some portion of the papacy.
Do you know what is coming up this Saturday? Everyone is talking about it… The Royal Wedding! It will be televised all around the world, and tens of millions of people will watch.
It will look spectacular. All the rituals will play out, the ceremony will unfold, vows exchanged, and the prince and princess will be husband and wife. So all that will take place on Saturday is the appearance of a wedding, but in reality is simply fancy formalized adultery and fornication.
Even though everything will be done correctly according to formula, nothing will actually happen. It looked like it happened, everyone believed at the time it was real, but now we know that the weight of the evidence points towards a prior event nullifying its occurrence: Pope Benedict intending to hold on to at least part of the papacy.
No resignation, no conclave. Why did he not do so?I am reposting my comments from the first article on this McCarrick sodomite: If the hetero priests of the NO were real men and not spineless jelly fish, they would not .
This a guest post by Joshua Lim. Joshua graduated this Spring from Westminster Seminary California, where he earned his MA in historical theology.
He was born and raised in the PCUSA. He spent a few years in college as a Baptist before moving back to a confessional Reformed denomination (URCNA.
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