The Subject Matter of the Second Volume of To Deceive the Elect – Fr. Paul Kramer

“…..the primary purpose of the first part of this volume is to briefly elaborate the teaching of the Church on the nature of ecclesiastical authority insofar as it applies to the Church’s power to determine infallibly and judge between multiple claimants to the papal throne, or to judge on the legitimacy of a doubtful pope who is reputed to be the valid pontiff — a putative pope. In the second part, I will apply this doctrine to the claims on the Petrine munus of Jorge Bergoglio and Joseph Ratzinger; and I will prove that Bergoglio is a formal heretic, and therefore an   incapable subject of the papacy, and therefore not a valid pope; while, Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), according to the standards of canonical tradition, does not present in his doctrines any certain indicia of formal heresy which would constitute proof sufficient to disqualify him from holding the Petrine office. A brief but concise exposition on the nullifying canonical defects of Benedict’s renunciation will also be included this volume, which will demonstrate that Benedict XVI, even as Pope Emeritus remains in full possession of the Petrine munus, so that upon his death, the Apostolic See will become vacant, and it will then be necessary for a new pope to be elected.”

Kramer, Paul. On the true and the false pope: The case against Bergoglio (p. 61). Gondolin Press. Kindle Edition.

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