Barnhardt: Canon 188, coercion, substantial error, and why Pope Benedict’s death makes no difference to the relevance of his invalid attempted partial resignation, and the ongoing urgent need to publicly acknowledge the Antipapacy of Jorge Bergoglio.
Pope Benedict XVI was the ONE and ONLY Vicar of Jesus Christ from April 2005 - December 2022. He reigned for 17 years. Since his death on the 31st of December 2022, the See of Peter has been vacant, and thus we are in a time of sede vacante. Francis IS NOT the Pope, and NEVER has been. At best, all he is is the Bishop of Rome, but is just an ordinary bishop and not the Vicar of Christ. He governs Rome like your local bishop governs his diocese. And now that Benedict has gone to his reward, I can guarantee that the Dictatorship of the Antipope will only get worse. He will most likely double-down on ramming Modernism on the Church, supressing the Latin Mass as much as he possibly can, and issuing illegal and uncanonical decrees against true Catholicism.
Just remember, there is no such thing as two Popes, or 1.5 Popes. There is only one Pope, and it sure isn't Francis. In theory, after Francis disappears from the scene, the next Conclave should be canonical and the Pope it elects will be the true Pope and the true successor to Benedict. Please God. But also keep in mind that the Church has gone well over two years without a Pope. Several times, in fact. But, contrary to the 1958 Sedevacantists, the Church would never go near 70 years without a Pope. That's just absurd.
Below is a cross-post from Ann Barnhardt explaining things. She can put into the written word the situation we are in far better than I can. [Original article here]
- The Inquisitor
“Pray for me, that I may not flee for fear of the wolves.”
MASS, IMPOSITION OF THE PALLIUM
AND CONFERRAL OF THE FISHERMAN’S RING
FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE PETRINE MINISTRY
OF THE BISHOP OF ROME
HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
St. Peter’s Square
Sunday, 24 April 2005
A resignation made out of grave fear that is inflicted unjustly or out of malice, substantial error, or simony is invalid by the law itself.
The Pope is bound to Canon Law insomuch as Canon Law is derived from DIVINE AND NATURAL LAW. All three provisions of Canon 188 are derived from Divine and/or Natural Law.
Canon 188: A resignation made out of grave fear that is inflicted unjustly or out of malice, substantial error, or simony is invalid by the law itself.
Okay, just off the top of my head here, Coercion would be against the Fifth Commandment if it involved any threats of violence of death. It would also be against the Seventh Commandment as a form of stealing; stealing of the Office itself, and possibly stealing of a man’s right to his reputation if threats of detraction are involved (aka blackmail of the guilty). If the coercion is in the form of blackmailing of the innocent, this would be against the Eighth Commandment because it would be bearing false witness.
Substantial Error: Can the Pope make 2+2=5? No. Can the Pope make any number that is not 1 equal to 1? Can the Pope make 2 = 1? Of course not. This is a clear breaking of the Natural Law, of which arithmetic and logic are subsets.
Simony: To accept a bribe or payoff in exchange for attempting to resign the Papacy would be not merely the coveting of money, but is even moreso a sin of IRRELIGION, a sin against the FIRST COMMANDMENT itself because it is the buying and selling of a spiritual thing, namely, in this case, the exercise of an ecclesiastical jurisdiction – the Papacy itself.
Now here is the $64,000 question:
Do you honestly believe that the Pope has the ability to ABROGATE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS and/or THE NATURAL LAW?
If the Law is derivative of GOD HIMSELF, being perfect good, truth and justice, and Jesus Christ EXPLICITLY bound Himself to the Law when He gave Peter the Keys, saying:
And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven
Does it make any sense whatsoever that the Pope can override the very ESSENCE of God Himself, namely truth, goodness, justice and RATIONALITY? That the Pope can do that which even God Himself cannot and would not do given that God is pure goodness, truth, love and justice?
If so, then what EXACTLY is the stable base upon which EVERYTHING exists? How can Peter be The Rock if Peter is NOT anchored to The Divine and Natural Laws, which is to say to Christ Himself? If you take away the Earth (God Himself, the Rational Logos) what, exactly is the Rock (Peter) going to sit upon that The Church is then subsequently built upon? If the Divine Law is mutable and overridable, and even the Natural Law can be casually tossed aside (any positive integer greater than 1 can equal 1 if it suits the Pope’s error), then how can God be rational? Is the first verse of St. John’s Gospel, proclaimed at the conclusion of almost every Tridentine Mass, in error? Is Christ NOT the Word, the LOGOS??
Like I said, this all sounds very, very suspiciously like the islamic political system and its irrational, pure will tyrannical satanic fake deity crap. Red flag much?? Maybe worth a rethink?
The Pope is absolutely bound by Canon Law insomuch as a given point of Canon Law is simply a derivative recapitulation of Divine or Natural Law, which Canon 188 is in every particular. To argue otherwise (if you can even call it that) is madness, and of the Enemy.
The fact that Pope Benedict has been dead for eight days, or ANY amount of elapsed time, makes absolutely no difference with regards to the importance of publicly acknowledging the situation. TRUTH HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE.
The statement that could end the Bergoglian Antipapacy has not changed a single iota with the death of Pope Benedict, because his earthly presence is not required to adjudicate the validity of the juridical act of the putative resignation that he proffered in February ARSH 2013. Only his words and deeds in February ARSH 2013 are legally germane, and we have a thorough record of that. So, we keep up the good fight to have the TRUTH publicly acknowledged. Let it ALL come out.
“Significant Canonical irregularities have been identified with regards to the putative resignation proffered by Pope Benedict XVI in February of 2013. Pending further investigation, a state of emergency suspense is hereby declared.”
I hope this helps.
Love therefore is the fulfilling of the Law.
Plenitudo ergo legis est dilectio.