Commentary by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
Cardinal Brandmueller is no longer sick. In December of 2019, I wrote to him asking to discuss his academic paper on whether a pope can resign, and his secretary told me he was sick. I guess he understood I wanted to talk about the Canonical reasons for which Benedict XVI is still the Pope. If so, he guessed correctly. And when I wrote months later, to his secretary, I received no reply.
Now that he has recovered from his sickness, he has not replied still, but he has ventured to discuss the mechanism for electing the successor of the Pope in a new article, entitled, THE ELECTION OF THE POPE IN THE TENSION BETWEEN CENTER AND PERIPHERY. A PROPOSAL. — You can read the English translation of that by clicking the image above.
In this article, he mentions Pope Nicholas II’s Bull, In Nomine Domini, which I published a translation of recently.
His full letter in English is read aloud by Mr. Stein here.
I agree with Mr. Stein’s view, that the document by the Cardinal is an attempt to avoid electing another Bergoglio. But the Cardinal, as in his academic paper, gets it all wrong. Being a convert from Lutheranism, perhaps he does not understand that in Catholicism, words have objective unchanging meaning. They are not defined by the common opinion of Cardinals, Bishops, or those who want to get rid of Pope Benedict XVI.
You can read my critique of Cardinal Brandmueller’s academic paper, on whether a pope can resign, here.
The Cardinal, in his recent proposal, has however admitted something of which many had speculated was the case in 2013, namely, that Cardinals of rich dioceses in Europe buy the votes of Cardinals in poor third world dioceses. By mentioning this, he seems to be inferring that the reason Bergoglio appointed so many new cardinals from poor dioceses in the third world is to enable the German Church to buy the election of the next pope in the Bergoglian Conclave.
I have to shake my head, however, since, if the Cardinal just returned to canon 332.2 and read it in Latin, the first phrase would give him the solution to all his problems: Si contingat ut Romanus Pontefix muneri sui renuntiet, ….
Benedict XVI never did that. Therefore, he is still the pope and all the men appointed by Bergoglio as Cardinals are nothing. Only the Cardinals who can still vote who were nominated by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI can participate in the next Conclave. If any others do, the Conclave is invalid by papal law.
Commentary by Br. Alexis Bugnolo
The Catholic revolt against Freemasonry in Mexico, which began in 1926 would have had victory, except for the fact that when the Lodges realized they had started something they would lose, they appealed to the Masons in the Vatican and were clever enough to convince Pius XI to call for the Catholics to surrender. They laid down their arms and then were massacred by the Mexican government. This was the first warning sign that the Vatican before World War II was already under control. And it is not a coincidence, that the Lateran Pact, by which the Masonic Kingdom of Italy gave the Vatican 2 Billion Lira in 1929 happened about the same time the Vatican wanted the war to end.
The film above, if you notice, has shifted the context of the Catholic rebellion from Catholic Faith and Jesus Christ to the quest for “liberty” and “freedom”. And that too is a masonic manipulation.
From this conflict, the Lodges learned that the only way to destroy the Catholic Church was from within, by taking over the Vatican, the Papacy and the centers of priestly formation, which they have now have done with Vatican II, the Aggiornamento and the ousting of Pope Benedict XVI and the Scamdemic, defended by the new super-dogma, that the Freemason, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is the Pope despite Benedict never having abdicated.
However, the Cristeros, who were not organized by the Vatican, the Clergy or Seminaries, show us that with the Holy Spirit at our side, Catholics everywhere can organize an armed resistance against their persecutors, in every age. The only have to have faith that Christ is their King and He will give them victory if they fight to defend and extend His Kingdom.
Viva Cristo Rey!