Bad news for Resignationists — those who believe that Benedict XVI’s resignation was invalid because brought about by force. While it would allow them a convenient, non-sedevacantist way out of the problems with Francis by saying the true Pope is still Benedict, it is Joseph Ratzinger himself now who has explicitly denied the rumors and confirmed that he gave up his claim to the papacy by his own free will.
Responding to a letter written him by the well-known Italian Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli of La Stampa, the “Pope Emeritus” clearly states:
There is absolutely no doubt regarding the validity of my resignation from the Petrine ministry.
An objection has been made to my recent response to Bishop Williamson. It is an objection frequently made against sedevacantists. It objects that sedevacantists cannot criticize the SSPX for sifting the magisterium, since they themselves are sifting popes. By finding a discrepancy between pre-Vatican II magisterium and post-Vatican II magisterium, sedevacantists merely depose popes whom they find wanting in orthodoxy. But they have no authority to do so. So while sedevacantists object to “magisterium-sifting,” they themselves are involved in “pope-sifting,” which is the same thing.
@Vae_Victis_1958 @NovusOrdoWatch I’m puzzled by people lamenting the attacks on the JPII Institute. Name your institute after a guy who covers up child abuse, who kisses the Koran and places a Buddha statue on an altar, and you can expect the worst.
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In the diocese of Salford, England, the local ordinary celebrates “Mass” for “LGBT+ Catholics” - https://t.co/o4sxJqbaDT Will it be the traditional Latin Mass perhaps? https://t.co/myeftMVoTT Come on, it would be “mutual enrichment”! #catholic