5 December 2017

Is he still Pope?

I sympathise with dear and conflicted layfolk who wonder, in view of the preposterous publication in AAS of a certain letter, whether PF has finally stepped across a certain line and through manifest heresy forfeited the Petrine See.

The answer is
(1) No;
(2) No; and
(3) No.

To suffer canonical consequences for formal heresy, formal canonical procedures, including formal pertinacity after formal warnings, would be necessary.

There is nowhere you can buy a DIY 'deposeapope' kit.

If God spares me until tomorrow morning, I shall as usual say una cum famulo tuo papa nostro Francisco in the Te igitur, bowing my head as I do so.

Sedevacantist comments are never, you will remember, enabled on this blog.

Talk about PF no longer being pope is an easy way out of a very horrible problem. It is a characteristic temptation of the Enemy. You must realise that the Enemy is terribly active at the moment.

I beg you in the Holy Name of our Redeemer to forget it.

5 comments:

Randolph Crane said...

Thank you for standing up against Sedevacantists, Father!

Cherub said...

On this matter, Father, you are clearly right. In "The Dictator Pope", a question has been tentatively raised about the election process, which is altogether a very different matter, and a matter upon which I have no opinion.

Amateur Brain Surgeon said...

Pray and Fast

Pray - We have a duty to pray for our Pope

Fast - Whoever eats of the Pope dies

jakebadlands said...

Kind of a procedural question for you, Father, but can one be automatically de-Poped, latae sententiae? I don't mean to imply that any such situation obtains today, but am asking if one is even possible.

Unknown said...

Kind of a procedural question for you, Father, but can one be automatically de-Poped, latae sententiae? I don't mean to imply that any such situation obtains today, but am asking if one is even possible.