The truth about the Berlin Protest

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Zagami links American Cardinals to Gladio organized protest at Rome on Sept. 5

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

On September 5, there will be held here at Rome a large protest called, Save the Children, which is being organized by Forza Nuova, an Italian Facist organization which is controlled by the CIA as part of the Gladio post World War II operation. Forza Nuova shows their allegiance to the USA, by staging their events near the residence of the US Ambassador, who lives across the street from the Circus Maximus. This years protest on the 5th takes place at the Bocca della Verità, round the corner.

That the event, Save the Children, was ideated and planned for months by Forza Nuova was exposed by investigations conducted by Attorney Lillo Musso and confirmed by General Antonio Pappalardo, both of whom each head a political movement which is socialist in inspiration.

But Zagami adds an interesting added detail, namely that American Cardinals will be involved in this Sept. 5 event.

Admittedly Leo Leon Zagami is  Freemason (see his blog, here), but he speaks in a lauditory manner of the participation by these Cardinals through an organization called Vincit Leo Association.

I get the impression that the association is called that because it is financed or backed by those who admire Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, but this is pure supposition on my part.

The association seeks, in Zagami’s words to:

A recently issued campaign letter which can be read here , informs its readers that “in the coming months Vicit Leo will launch a series of extensive meetings and investigations under the supervision of its Scientific Committee, its Juridical Committee, and its Ethics Committee”and that this “will take place in different countries in Europe, the USA, and around the world.”

The letter signed by Professor Pierfrancesco Belli of the Vicit Leo NGO also says that they “are gathering an overwhelming amount of evidence showing how a planned project of depopulation lies behind these economic interests. There are a lot of people who are responsible for this developing dictatorship: the most important two are Bill Gates and Tedros Ghebreyesus, who appear to want to rule and terrorize the population using AI systems and laws that reduce human rights.”

The Vicit Leo association is also asking for people who share the concerns expressed in the appeal to help them by making a contribution to their campaign and for those with professional expertise in law, medicine, natural science, journalism, and political lobbying to contact them  with ideas to form the professional backbone of this international human rights project that has the support of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a staunch enemy of Pope Francis.

FreeMasons have a way of being on both sides of every divide, so as to ensure the control of each part in a theatre which leads always to a masonic goal. So there is no surprise here.

But Archbishop Viganò’s participation is not surprising, since writing to President Trump, he appears to have moved entirely into the geopolitical orbit of the US Government. I think they have selected him to succeed Bergoglio, in a desperate attempt to prevent Peking from taking complete control with Cardinal Tagle, who is Chinese on both sides of his family and has, according to Ann Barnhardt, massive gambling debts at Macao casinos.

Zagami ties up the mystery about the Sept. 5 event. Because he says that the Vicit Leo Association has organized it. That means that Vicit Leo is Forza Nuova is Gladio is the CIA op.  The last Forza Nuova event was a small protest at the Circus Maximus, a place so large the Left wing government rarely grants it to any group for any protest. But Forza Nuova got permission for the 100 protestors. And even got permission to physically beat Italian police with wooden sticks, without being arrested!

Of course, Zagami could be misinformed.

I think Catholics need to wake up and realize that a lot of the news is planned and orchestrated by the Deep State. There is hardly any other rational explanation.

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Looking for 10 Lawyers….

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

I am looking for 10 lawyers, to help me complete the first step of a work of charity.

The Christian part of the City of Beirut was destroyed by a horrible blast on August 4th.

Ordo Militaris Inc., the humanitarian corporation from Montana, USA, of which I am the president, was the first to start a Fund to hep the victims, on August 5th. This fund is to help the CHRISTIAN victims of the explosion.

So far we have raised about $14,500 USD.

But our goal, in the first step, is to raise $25,000 USD. When that is raised I will go to Lebanon in person to organize a humanitarian organization, staff it, and see that the work of assistance begins.

But I need the help of 10 lawyers.

I ask each of these to donate $1000 to the fund, so I can read the goal this week. This is not much. (I who as a Franciscan brother have nothing, have donated this much.)*

Perhaps you have not heard, but the vast majority of the victims are all Christians. Christian Beirut has been destroyed. Christians, therefore, need to come to the fore to help out.

I ask, therefore, the help of 10 lawyers. Please click this colorful banner to make a donation.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY GIVEN, thank you! — Please share this article with your colleagues in law and ask them to help. I am asking for 10 lawyers to help, but as the goal is to raise $1 million for humanitarian aide, the more lawyers the merrier!


* In Beirut I have already found a lawyer who will donate pro bono his work to help me in all my legal affairs regarding founding the organization in Lebanon.

Salus populi romani: September 1, 2020 — Live from Rome!

This is the Devotion requested by Our Lady in 1822

for Pope Benedict XVI



Perpetual Supplica


This devotion is inspired by the request made by Our Lady Herself in
Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich’s Vision of

August 25, 1822: “I know not now how I went to Rome last night, but I found myself near the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Around it I saw crowds of poor, pious souls, in great distress and anxiety on account of the Pope’s disappearance and the agitation and alarming reports throughout the city. Led by one common impulse, they had come to invoke the Mother of God. They did not expect to find the church open, they intended only to pray outside. But I was inside, I opened the door and they entered, astounded at the door’s opening of itself. I was standing aloof where they could not see me. There was no service, only the chancel-lamps were burning, and the people knelt in quiet prayer. Then the Mother of God appeared. She said that great tribulations were at hand; that the people must pray earnestly with extended arms, if only for the length of three Our Fathers, for it was thus that her Son had prayed for them upon the Cross; that they should rise at midnight to pray thus; that they should continue to come to Her church which they would always find open; and that they should, above all, pray for the extirpation of the Church of Darkness. … I know not whether the people saw the apparition or not, but they must have been impressed by something supernatural for, when the Blessed Virgin said they should pray to God with arms extended, all lifted up their arms … It seemed to be an association of prayer.” From this time Sister Emmerich assisted nightly at the pious exercises at Santa Maria Maggiore. (The Life and Revelations of Ann Catherine Emmerich, Book 2)

(Prayers will be said in Italian, Black, and English: Blue)

In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.


Mio Dio! io credo, adoro, aspetto e amo Te! Ti chiedo perdono per coloro che non credono, non adorano, non aspettano e non amano Te! (3x)
My God! I believe, adore, await and love Thee! — I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not await and do not love Thee! (3x)

Santissima Trinità, Padre, Figlio, e Spirito Santo, Ti adoro profondamente! e Ti offro il preziosissimo Corpo, Sangue, Anima e Divinità di Gesù Cristo, presente in tutti i Tabernacoli della Terra, in riparazione agli oltraggi, ai sacrilegi e all’indifferenza tramite cui Egli stesso è offeso. E per mezzo degli infiniti meriti del Suo Sacratisimo Cuore e del Cuore Immacolato di Maria, Ti chiedo la conversione dei poveri peccatori.
O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly! and I offer Thee the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles on earth, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference with which He Himself is offended. And through the infnite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.

O Santissima Trinità, Ti adoro! Mio Dio, mio Dio, Ti amo nel Santissimo Sacramento!
O Most Holy Trinity, I adore thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament!

O Gesù, questa è per amore Tuo, per la conversione dei peccatori e in riparazione dei peccati commessi contro il Cuore Immacolato di Maria.
O Jesus, this is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

O mio Gesù, perdonaci, salvaci dal fuoco dell’inferno. Guida tutte le povere anime in Cielo, specialmente quelle che ne hanno maggiore necessità.
O My Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fire of Hell. Lead all poor souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need.

The Prophetic Prayer of Pope Benedict XVI



(May 7, 2005)


Tutta Santa, degna di ogni onore,
Tu la migliore offerta
che l’umanità possa presentare a Dio.
All Holy, Worthy of every honor,
Thou, the best offering
Which humanity can present to God.

Vergine Madre, Madre sempre vergine,
supplice materna al Figlio Tuo.
Virgin Mother, Ever-Virgin Mother,
Maternal supplicant to Thy Son.

Conduci sino al porto la barca della Chiesa,
scansando gli scogli e vincendo i marosi.
Bring the Barque of the Church to port,
avoiding reefs and conquering stormy seas.

Custodisci questa città;
Conforta chi vi giunge,
senza tetto né difesa,
ed estendi a tutti il Tuo sostegno.
Guard this City;
Comfort who comes here,
without shelter or defense,
and extend Your protection to all.

Con fede professiamo a Te, Genetrice di Dio;
Con amore Ti onoriamo,
Con speranza Ti preghiamo,
Ti proclamiamo beata.
With faith we profess Thee, Mother of God;
With love we honor Thee;
With hope we pray Thee
We proclaim Thee blessed.

Tu, mia Signora, mio conforto da Dio,
aiuto alla mia inesperienza,
accogli la preghiera che rivolgo a Te.
Thou, My Lady, My consolation from God,
help for my inexperience,
receive the supplication which I make to Thee.

Tu per tutti fonte di gioia,
rendimi degno di esultare insieme a Te.
Thou, who for all are a fountain of joy,
make me worthy to exult together with Thee.

Guarda l’assemblea dei credenti,
Madre del Salvatore;
allontana da loro sventure e afflizioni;
liberali dal male e dal maligno;
proteggili con l’abbondanza della Tua benevolenza.
Watch over the assembly of believers,
Mother of the Savior;
remove from them misfortunes and afflictions;
free them from evil and from the Evil One;
protect them with the abundance of Thy benevolence.

Al ritorno glorioso del Tuo Figlio, nostro Dio,
difendi con la Tua materna intercessione
la nostra fragilità umana
ed accompagnaci sino alla vita eterna
con la Tua mano gentile,
Tu che sei potente, perche Madre.
At the glorious return of Thy Son, our God,
defend with Thy maternal intercession
our human fragility
and accompany us unto eternal life
with Thy gentle hand,
Thou who art powerful, as a Mother.



77 Our Fathers, that is 7 Rosary Decades of Our Fathers.

3 in Latin:

Pater noster, qui es in cælis:  
sanctificétur Nomen Tuum:
advéniat Regnum Tuum:
fiat volúntas Tua,
sicut in cælo, et in terra.  

Panem nostrum
cotidiánum da nobis hódie,
et dimítte nobis débita nostra,
sicut et nos
dimíttimus debitóribus nostris.
et ne nos indúcas in tentatiónem;
sed líbera nos a Malo.

71 Our Fathers: One decade in Italian, one in English, alternating

Padre nostro che sei nei cieli
sia santificato il Tuo nome
venga il Tuo Regno
sia fatta la Tua volontà
come in cielo così in terra.

Dacci oggi il nostro pane quotidiano
rimetti a noi i nostri debiti
come noi li rimettiamo ai nostri debitori
e non ci indurre in tentazione
ma liberaci dal male

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Our Father Who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done,
on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily Bread,
and forgive us ourtrespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from Evil. Amen.

3 more Our Father’s in Latin, and then

3 Gloria Patri


Sacro Cuore di Gesù, abbi pietà di noi!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Cuore Immacolato di Maria, prega per noi!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

San Giuseppe, Patrono della Chiesa, prega per noi!
Saint Joseph, Patron of the Church, pray for us!


San Michele Arcangelo, difendici nella battaglia, contro la perfidia e le insidie del diavolo sii Tu il nostro sostegno. Che Dio eserciti il suo domino su di lui, noi supplichevoli Lo preghiamo! E tu, Principe delle milizie celesti, ricaccia nell’inferno satana e gli altri spiriti maligni, che si aggirano in questa Città a perdizione delle anime.


Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, o prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Divine Power, cast into Hell Satan and all the evils spirits who prowl about this City seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

San Gabriele Arcangelo, prega per noi!
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us!

San Raffaele Arcangelo, prega per noi!
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us!

San Pio V, prega per noi!
Saint Pius V, pray for us!

San Francesco di Assisi, prega per noi!
Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

San Antonio di Padova, prega per noi!
Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us!

Santa Rosalia di Palermo, prega per noi!
Saint Rosalia of Palermo, pray for us!

Beata Anna Caterina Emmerich, prega per noi e prega con noi!
Bl. Ann Catherine Emmerich, pray for us and pray with us!

In Nomine Patris et Filii e Spiritus Sancti. Amen.


Al tuo tempio secolare
di ori e marmi rilucente
siamo accorsi ad implorare
il materno tuo favor.

At Thy Ancient Temple
of shinning gold and marble
we have come to implore
Thy Maternal favor.

R. O Maria Madre Santa
tu del popolo romano
sei salvezza luce e guida,
nostra speme e nostro amor,
sei salvezza luce e guida
nostra speme e nostro amore.

Refrain: O Maria, Holy Mother
Thou art of the Roman People
the salvation, light and guide,
our hope and our love,
Thou art the salvation, light and guide
our hope and our love.

Col Prodigio della Neve,
segnò il luogo in piena estate,
dell’augusta tua dimora,
il supremo tuo favor.

With the prodigy of the Snow,
Thou signed this place in high summer,
of August as Thy dwelling,
as Thy supreme favor.

R. O Maria Madre Santa
tu del popolo romano
sei salvezza luce e guida,
nostra speme e nostro amor,
sei salvezza luce e guida
nostra speme e nostro amore.

Refrain: O Maria, Holy Mother
Thou art of the Roman People
the salvation, light and guide,
our hope and our love,
Thou art the salvation, light and guide
our hope and our love.


This Devotion is sponsored by the Committee “Salvaci o Maria!”

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* Salus populi Romani, is Latin, for The Salvation of the Roman People. It is the ancient title of the Icon of Our Lady see at the top of this article.

Terrorism, a week in review: Aug. 23-31, 2020

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US Government admits that 94% of Corona Deaths Stats were faked

The news was reported via this tweet

But Twitter byteburned that Tweet 5 seconds after it appeared, for violating community standards. — It did not, it merely retweeted a news article!

But my browser Cache captured it, here is a screen shot:

Look at how many RTs and Favs, it was going viral as I saw it, then Twitter erased it completely…

So here is the information, by other means…


Pope Benedict XVI will have a successor!

or How the wisdom of John Paul II will soon save the Church

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

In this article, I will knock out the last Bergoglian argument still standing.

As the truth that Pope Benedict XVI is still the Roman Pontiff sinks into the minds of the whole Church, on account of the fact that it is impossible in any manner to rationally affirm that in renouncing ministerium he did indubitably and thus validly fulfill the requirement of the law to renounce the papal munus, the last refuge of the Bergoglian party, and indeed of the party of Cardinals who think that their consensus is sufficient to transfer the papal office from one man to another — even when this consensus violates papal law and Canon law — has entered the ring in recent weeks. And so, I enter too, to knock it out! This will be a 3 round fight, and bloody. So you are warned in advance, that it is not for Bergoglian babies to watch.

The argument which they think trumps everything is this.

If Benedict XVI is still the pope, when he dies, because none of the Cardinals will enter into a Conclave to elect his successor, the See of Peter would be vacant and the Apostolic Succession ended.  But since it is impossible that Peter be without Successors, then that too is impossible, therefore Benedict cannot be the pope.

This argument was recently used on a blog with 14 readers.

If one thing good can be said of this argument it is, that it is an argument which shows that those who deny that Benedict is the Pope do retain the logical capacity to construct an argument which challenges the first premises of thought.

Ann Barnhardt has pounded on this very aspect for 4 years. She argues that if your premise that Benedict renounced validly leads you, throughout these 7 years, to lose faith in papal infallibility, the indefectibility of the Church or even your faith in God, etc., then your first premise must be wrong.

She argues in many articles that if one accept a false premise, then it is impossible to have a valid conclusion in any syllogism. She also argues that those who cannot free themselves of a false premise are doomed, and in this matter in particular, doomed to lose their faith and become agents of diabolic dissension, confusion and delusion.

But here the Bergoglians and Cardinals-know-all party have admitted they can construct an argument which attempts to dethrone a false first premise.

But the only problem is, they cannot argue. Because in that argument there is a missing middle term, that is, the major of the argument and the minor of the argument do not connect. Here, let me show you:

The major of the argument is:

It is impossible that Peter be without successors.

The minor of the argument is:

Peter would be without successors if Benedict XVI dies without being succeeded, since the Cardinals will not convene a Conclave.

The argument is constructed as a hypothetical contrary to fact. One must understand that it supposes for the sake of argument (pro arguendo) that Benedict XVI is the true pope.

But, in attempting to deny that supposition it simply constructs a weapon against itself. Because the minor of the argument contains 2 independent suppositions, one which is pro arguendo and the other which is a future hypothetical (the Cardinals will not convene to elect a successor to Pope Benedict).

I am spelling this all out in detail, because it’s importance will soon be vital to the continued existence of the Catholic Church on earth.

So since the argument arrives at an impossible, by means of a future hypothetical, the conclusion that the first premise must be false is true, but not in the  way the Bergoglians who employ it claim.

Because, in an argument which intends to destroy a first premise, that is, falsify the first premise, the first premise must be a single proposition, not a proposition composed by two hypotheticals.

If it is composed of two, as it is in this case (that Benedict is the Pope & that the Cardinals will not enter into Conclave after his death), then the argument succeeds ONLY in showing that the CONJUCTION of both hypotheticals is false.

And I agree.

The Wisdom of Pope John Paul II

Inspired by God or warned by the Saints, Pope John Paul II foresaw — I believe — this false argument and prepared the Church to refute it.

He did this in his papal law for Conclaves, published in 1996: Universi Dominici Gregis.

To be precise, he did it in the Law and in his Introductory Letter or Preface to it.

Three Warnings

But before we discuss this, to see its importance, let us review the warnings Pope John Paul II made to the College of Cardinals, in this papal law for conclaves:

First, he warns them of a future resignation, saying:

77. I decree that the dispositions concerning everything that precedes the election of the Roman Pontiff and the carrying out of the election itself must be observed in full, even if the vacancy of the Apostolic See should occur as a result of the resignation of the Supreme Pontiff, in accordance with the provisions of Canon 333 § 2 of the Code of Canon Law and Canon 44 § 2 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches.

The reference to Canon 333 §2 reminds the Cardinals that the Pope, not the College of Cardinals makes the laws of the Church and that they are obliged to keep them, even if he is dead or has resigned.

Second, he warns them that they have NO POWER in the Church while a Pope is alive to alter his papal law:

1. During the vacancy of the Apostolic See, the College of Cardinals has no power or jurisdiction in matters which pertain to the Supreme Pontiff during his lifetime or in the exercise of his office; such matters are to be reserved completely and exclusively to the future Pope. I therefore declare null and void any act of power or jurisdiction pertaining to the Roman Pontiff during his lifetime or in the exercise of his office which the College of Cardinals might see fit to exercise, beyond the limits expressly permitted in this Constitution.

Then he warns them finally a third time, in the act of promulgation, at the end of this papal law, that if they fail to keep every part of this law, the Conclave will have an invalid result:

Wherefore, after mature reflection and following the example of my Predecessors, I lay down and prescribe these norms and I order that no one shall presume to contest the present Constitution and anything contained herein for any reason whatsoever. This Constitution is to be completely observed by all, notwithstanding any disposition to the contrary, even if worthy of special mention. It is to be fully and integrally implemented and is to serve as a guide for all to whom it refers.

These warnings make it quite clear that the Cardinals have no authority to organize a coup d’etat, and that they cannot obviate this fact, that they ONLY HAVE AUTHORITY TO ELECT THE ROMAN PONTIFF WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THIS LAW.

This is really a sensational aspect of the Papal Law which has not been noticed by many. Pope John Paul II by these declarations actually REMOVED from the College of Cardinals their monopoly of power to elect the Roman Pontiff, because, whereas in the past they had the power to always validly, legally and canonically elect the Roman Pontiff, now they only had the legal authority to do so. This law strips them of the exclusive right to valid election.

3 Terms that must be understood

To understand this we must review with precision the meaning of three terms: legal, canonical and valid.

What is legal is that which is done according to the obligation or norm of a law which is still enforce.

What is canonical is that which is done, in the strict sense, according to the obligation or norm of a canon which is still enforce.

What is valid is that which is in truth done, either according to the norm of a law or canon, or according to the natural, moral, evangelical, or divine laws.

I understand this distinction, because more than 20 years ago, when I was a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, I attended a conference in one of our monasteries, where our guardian explained the Rule of Saint Francis according to a very erudite commentary published before the Council by a canonist of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. This topic arose, because in the Rule of Saint Francis, it binds us friars to “obedience and reverence to the Roman Pontiff and his canonically elected successors”.  And the commentary, as explained, pointed out that in Saint Francis’ days the election of the Roman Pontiff was regulated by canons, but today it is regulated by Papal law. So technically, today we speak of legal elections, not canonical elections, and that therefore the proper and sane reading of the Rule of St. Francis today, means that we should regard St. Francis to mean legal in the present system canon law.

For this reason Pope John Paul II speaks of what is lawful in his papal law, cf. n. 37.

And now for the Wisdom

So, Pope John Paul II checkmated the College of Cardinals in his papal law of 1996. And of course, this being a restriction on them, we certainly have not heard them talk about it, and certainly won’t, since they pretend to rule the Church without any law and allow a lawless man to pretend to be the pope.

But it behooves us to open our eyes and see it. And thus let us reveal the wisdom of Pope John Paul II. I quote from the Introductory Letter to the papal law, Universi Dominici Gregis:

It has been my wish to give particular attention to the age-old institution of the Conclave, the rules and procedures of which have been established and defined by the solemn ordinances of a number of my Predecessors. A careful historical examination confirms both the appropriateness of this institution, given the circumstances in which it originated and gradually took definitive shape, and its continued usefulness for the orderly, expeditious and proper functioning of the election itself, especially in times of tension and upheaval.

Precisely for this reason, while recognizing that theologians and canonists of all times agree that this institution is not of its nature necessary for the valid election of the Roman Pontiff, I confirm by this Constitution that the Conclave is to continue in its essential structure; at the same time, I have made some modifications in order to adapt its procedures to present-day circumstances.

I have prepared you to see the important and key aspect of the Pope’s words, by telling you beforehand to pay attention to the words, legal, canonical and valid.

They key passage is:

Precisely for this reason, while recognizing that theologians and canonists of all times agree that this institution is not of its nature necessary for the valid election of the Roman Pontiff,

Wisdom has its effect,  necessarily

So before warning the Cardinals in the papal law itself, that they were being stripped of a monopoly on power to elect the Roman Pontiff, he makes it quite clear to them, in his letter of introduction, that there remains a valid way to elect the Roman Pontiff apart from the institution of the Conclave.

What are the sane and reasonable conclusions which can be inferred from the Papal law, therefore?

  1. The Cardinals only have the legal authority to validly elect a Roman Pontiff in a Conclave which follows all the rules. If they fail on any rule, the election is invalid.
  2. The Roman Pontiff can be validly elected outside of a conclave.
  3. Canonical elections of the Roman Pontiff regard valid elections during a legal sede vacante, which can occur from a valid resignation (cf. canon 332 §2= or a real death of a Roman Pontiff.

Wisdom for our times

Many of you have noticed that in the argument of Bergoglians which I critiqued above, I omitted to respond to another very apparent weakness, namely in their assertion that no Cardinals will enter into conclave after the death of Pope Benedict XVI to elect his successor. While it is just like Marxists to attempt to control reality by asserting that it is or will be as they want, rather than it is in truth or will be, we cannot be sure one way or another, whether Cardinals will or will not enter a Conclave after his death.

If they do, then there is no legal, valid, or canonical doubt that the man they elect will be the Roman Pontiff. Because by such an act they will entirely repudiate the claim of Bergoglio to be the Pope and entirely repudiate their error in entering into conclave in 2013.

However, if they do not, then it causes no problem. Because of the wisdom of Pope John Paul II in declaring that a Conclave is not necessary to validly elect the Roman Pontiff WHILE AT THE SAME TIME restricting the legal authority of the Cardinals to act in a conclave.

So what will happen if no Conclave is convened after the death of Pope Benedict XVI?

This is the precise question. And the answer is simple.

First, the right to elect the Roman Pontiff is of apostolic tradition consigned to the Roman Church, not to the College of Cardinals. The College of Cardinals only vicariously exercises this right in accord with the norm of law.

So if there is no College, whether because the death of all Cardinal Electors or the schism of all Cardinals (which by canon 1364 removes from them all authority to elect the Pope), their vicarious authority to exercise the Apostolic Right of the Church of Rome passes, and the exercise of that right returns to the Roman Church.

While ancient papal laws and canons reserved that to the Roman Clergy, or Bishops of Rome, since Pope John Paul II in the promulgation of his papal law expressly abrogated all of them, then the exercise of the right returns to its original norm, Apostolic Tradition, wherein all the faithful, clergy and lay, of the Church of Rome have the exclusive right to elect the Roman Pontiff.  This right pertains to all who are Catholic and who hold canonical residence in the Diocese of Rome (1 year or more).

So Benedict XVI will have a successor, because pro arguendo there is without doubt at least a few Catholics left at Rome, in communion with Pope Benedict.

Certitude that the Cardinals are in schism and have lost their legal right to enter into Conclave is had when they violate n. 37, of the Papal law:

37. I furthermore decree that, from the moment when the Apostolic See is lawfully vacant, the Cardinal electors who are present must wait fifteen full days for those who are absent; the College of Cardinals is also granted the faculty to defer, for serious reasons, the beginning of the election for a few days more. But when a maximum of twenty days have elapsed from the beginning of the vacancy of the See, all the Cardinal electors present are obliged to proceed to the election.

Thus from the 21st day onward, the Church of Rome has the right to do what the College fails to do.

Other Questions, answered briefly:

Cardinals who recognize that Bergoglio is the Pope, can then enter into a conclave?

No, because by such a recognition they are schismatics, before the law, and thus are not Cardinals.

Are Cardinals made by Bergoglio valid Cardinals capable of electing a pope?

No, because with Pope Benedict XVI’s renunciation of ministry, all acts of the Roman Curia and of Bergoglio were made null and void.

So by Cardinals, in the article above, you mean only those Cardinals who are Electors who were created by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI?