For those who disparage the 1983 Code of Canon Law (as they do in regards to Pope Benedict XVI’s invalid resignation), will you tell your 18 to 20-year-old sons and daughters that fasting on Ash Wednesday is not binding on them under pain of mortal sin? After all, the 1917 Code of Canon Law requires fasting starting at the age of 21. The 1983 Code requires it, however, starting at the age of 18.
Will you also arrogate to yourself the authority to tell your 21 and over sons and daughters that they must fast every day during Lent, except Sundays, under pain of mortal sin? After all, the 1917 Code of Canon Law requires such.
Take a look at the picture below. Without including the Filipino priest and Filipino brother, which of the four remaining priests is NOT in material schism with the true pope, Benedict XVI? Answer: the priest second from the left, Fr. Paul Kramer. The other three priests are former members of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X founded by the saintly Archbishop Lefebvre. They are supposed to be the creme of the crop of Catholic Tradition since they had as the founder of their Fraternity the Modern Day St. Athanasius. Yet it is only Fr. Paul Kramer that accepts Benedict XVI as the true pope. The other three are in material schism with Pope Benedict XVI and keep their faithful in material schism as well because they have bought into the lie that Benedict XVI resigned the office of papacy when he in fact did no such thing. I am ashamed to say that I bought into the lie as well and should have seriously investigated this issue much earlier than I did, but I thank Our Lord and Our Lady that I now have the truth with much help from Fr. Paul Kramer. Deo gratias! I encourage the other three priests to do the same because they have many more souls at stake than I do.