"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Fr Kramer: Benedict XVI Did Not Renounce The Munus Petrinum

Fr Kramer:  Benedict XVI Did Not Renounce The Munus Petrinum
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" Even in the Vatican, many quietly reject him...."

Pope Benedict XVI did not renounce the munus petrinum; and therefore, the question is, who is the true pope, Francis or Benedict? I have systematically analyzed (as did far more systematically and thoroughly, Canon Law Professor Fr. Stefano Violi) Benedict's own words, in which he very carefully states his intention to renounce only the petrine ministry, but NOT the petrine munus. Benedict stated explicitly that he received his committment to serve (i.e. the munus) on 19 April 2005, which he said was "for always" and added, "my decision to renounce the active exercise of the ministry does not revoke this." 

Thus it is clear that Benedict XVI did not validly resign the papacy, since to validly resign the office, the pope must correctly express his intention to renounce his munus: Can. "332 § 2 - Si contingat ut Romanus Pontifex muneri suo renuntiet, ad validitatem requiritur ut renuntiatio libere fiat et rite manifestetur, non vero ut a quopiam acceptetur." Not only did Benedict not correctly express any intention to renounce his munus, but he expressly stated that his renunciation of the ministry does not revoke his munus. Therefore, he erroneously stated that his renunciation vacates the chair -- an invalidating substantial error: "Can. 188 — Renuntiatio ex metu gravi, iniuste incusso, dolo vel errore substantiali aut simoniace facta, ipso iure irrita est."

This "substantial error" has created the appearance that two men in papal attire with papal names, and who address each other as "Your Holiness", share the petrine munus; and therefore it is PATENTLY ABSURD for , the Bergoglians to claim that the election and subsequent "unanimous acceptance", which resulted from an election conditioned on a defect of intention and an invalidating substantial error; and which is not exclusive, but includes both mens' claim on the papacy, somehow proves that Bergoglio is the true pope! A plain and simple application of the cited canons proves beyond all shadow of doubt that Benedict's resignation was invalid, and consequently, he is still the only reigning pope. Bergoglio is the heretic-antipope foretold in the secret of Fatima; and according to the Secret of Fatima, the heretic-antipope will lead the stampede into apostasy.