The Renouncing of the Ministerium Does Not Effect the Vacating of the Papal Office – Fr. Paul Kramer

“…..if a pope does not totally and simply renounce his munus, he remains in office as pope, no matter how much he might intend the effect of vacating the office by his act of renouncing only the ministry while retaining some aspect of the munus, because only a juridical act which renounces the munus can have the effect of vacating the office. To vacate the papal office, the object of a valid resignation must be the renouncing of the munus, as is stated in Canon 332 § 2. This act has the effect of vacating the office. If the act renounces only the ministry but with the intention to retain some aspect of the munus, then the munus is not renounced and the office is not vacated. This is the nullifying defect in Benedict XVI’s act of renunciation; founded on the invalidating substantial error (Canon 188) which is patent in the act of renunciation.”

Kramer, Paul. On the true and the false pope: The case against Bergoglio (p. 366). Gondolin Press. Kindle Edition.

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Pope Benedict XVI Remains in Full Possession of the Primacy – Fr. Paul Kramer

“The incontestable fact that Pope Benedict XVI has maintained some claim on his papal munus proves absolutely, that he remains in full possession of the primacy as a result of the conditionality of his renunciation of the munus. The reason for this is that the nature of the papacy is such, that the actual holder of the office possesses the primacy in virtue of the Petrine munus which he possesses in its absolute and indivisible fullness, so that a pope who would attempt to renounce the papal office by an act that lacks a total and unconditional renunciation of the munus, by the very act of his stipulating a qualifying condition of the renunciation, whereby the intention is asserted in the act, to retain anything whatsoever of the munus he received from Christ upon his election, albeit only ‘spiritual’ and not jurisdictional, nullifies the act in virtue of the fatal equivocation brought about by the logical opposition of contradictory assertions made in the act.”

Kramer, Paul. On the true and the false pope: The case against Bergoglio (pp. 350-351). Gondolin Press. Kindle Edition.

“I’m Am Not Saying that Francis Is Certainly Pope” – His Excellency Bishop Williamson

In the video linked below at the 1 hour, 55 minutes, and 20 seconds mark, His Excellency Bishop Richard Williamson acknowledges that the arguments put forth by those who accept Benedict XVI as the current true pope are serious and that he is not saying that Francis is certainly pope.  How is it that a False Resistance bishop can acknowledge and say these things and yet not one True Resistance clergy member can publicly admit the same?  Instead, what we hear from the True Resistance clergy is that they accept Francis as the current true pope and that they will wait for the Church to decide otherwise or that to accept Benedict XVI as the current true pope is nonsense.  True Resistance clergy and faithful, please look seriously into this issue.  The identity of the current true pope is an issue of critical importance.  To acknowledge Francis as the current true pope is, objectively, an act of schism!   Why?  Because Benedict XVI, as the supreme head of the Church, decided what the nature of his “resignation” would be, and that is that it would be only a renunciation of the exercise of the active ministry.  That’s it!  As I mentioned in a previous post, if it can be shown that Benedict XVI intended to keep even one iota of the office (munus) of the papacy, he would remain pope.  Read his Declaratio.   It is clear that he did not renounce his office (munus) entirely and without qualification.  As a matter of fact, he did not renounce his office (munus) at all.  What he renounced was an exercise of a power that belongs to the office of the papacy (see this diagram).  Therefore, he is still the current true pope.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=casxXTtQFPs

Renouncing the Office of the Papacy Is an All or Nothing Act

If one can show that Benedict XVI had the intention to retain even one iota of the office (munus) of the papacy, he shows that Benedict XVI remains pope.  This is because renouncing the office of the papacy is an all or nothing act.  There is no partial renunciation.  The renunciations of former popes showed unequivocally that they completely relinquished any claim whatsoever to any part, no matter how small, of the office of the papacy.  This is not the case with Benedict XVI.  In his Declaratio, he unequivocally showed his intention to retain some aspect of the office of the papacy by only renouncing the ministerium (i.e., exercise of the active ministry).  Therefore, he remained pope.  Twice in his Declaratio he used the term “munus” (office) before announcing the object of his renunciation and yet it was not the “munus” he renounced.  That the cardinals proceeded to “elect” another pope does not matter.  No cardinal, either singly or together with the whole college, can declare a renunciation of the office of the papacy when the pope himself did not renounce it.

My friends, it really is that simple.  You Catholics who know your Faith, especially you Catholics of the Resistance, need to use your reason and stop making excuses.  Your souls are in danger if you persist in foolishness.  And please stop saying that you will wait for the Church to decide because the Church has already decided; Pope Benedict XVI, the visible head of the Catholic Church, made the decision in 2013 to retain some aspect of the office of the papacy.  That is enough for you to accept that he has been the pope since 2005.