Press Release from the Assembly to elect Benedict’s Successor

PRESS RELEASE

Those who were against Catholics electing a successor to St. Peter prevailed to convince many not to come to vote, and so the results of the election are as follows:

Unanimous for Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as successor of St. Peter and successor of Pope Benedict XVI.

The electorate present wants the world to know that it has chosen the only outcome that could be both universally accepted and that is to bring the canonical order of the Church back into harmony with the will of Christ. In this it follows the example of the Roman Catholics who, under threat from the imperial army, elected the deacon of the Eastern emperor, who was a Monothelite heretic. With his election completed he was immediately converted to the Catholic faith under the power of the Jesus Prayer.

And so, we hope and pray that the Lord, whose hands are now free to set the Church in order, will now intervene in history, without violating his promise to St. Peter, that “Whatever you bind on earth, be bound in Heaven.” ”.

For my part, I have suggested as candidate Msgr. Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.

Brother Alexis Bugnolo
Moderator

(Please note, that Br. Bugnolo now has a very bad sore throat, so will not be granting interviews for a day or two).

My refutation of Attorney Guido Ferro Canale’s Criticisms

 

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Guido Ferro Canale is a civil attorney from Genoa, who has studied Italian civil jurisprudence. He intervened in the past regarding the claims of impropriety in the election of Bergoglio, arguing that vote canvassing did not make it invalid.

As a preamble, to my refutation of his above critique, I will say that he has not understood that when one considers the case whether any electorate loses the right to act, one can speak of a loss of right either in law or in ministry. As I have said elsewhere, but evidently he had not the time to read it, a ministerial right is not exclusive. If a mother fails to feed her children, anyone can do so. She has in that meal lost her privilege and right, but not in law, only the act of ministering. Just so with the Cardinals who in canon 349 have a duty to provide for the selection of bishop to be the people’s shepherd. Failing to do that, they do not lose their right in law, if one even assumed they have a right, since they are in open schism from Christ for having elected an antipope.

But also, since UDG requires that they elect a pope after the death of a pope, they cannot claim the right to elect an antipope after the death of a pope or of an antipope. This has to do with the Apostolic Succession, where only true popes succeed true popes. The Cardinals in insisting on electing a pope after the death of Bergoglio are involved in a heinous confection of a novel ecclesiology, fit only for the Church of the Antichrist.

So yes, if they were still in communion with the Church — which they are not — and if they still wanted to elect Pope Benedict XVI’s successor — which they do not, because they claim to have done that already — then yes, you could say that they have not lost or renounced their right or privilege. But that is not the juridical case at present. So Canale is arguing about a non existent hypothetical.

Now to address this jurists infantile criticisms….

First, he has no understanding of ecclesiology. The Apostolic See has always regarded the suburbican dioceses as integral parts by tradition of the Roman Church, of which the Pontiff is the Pope. It is an error to say the Pope is the Bishop of only the Diocese of Rome, but has no immediate authority over these others which are only administrative creations, not separated from Her. This is also proven by the fact that Cardinal non electors and Cardinal Electors are appointed to preside in these Churches. In fact, the Dean of the College of Cardinals has been from the 4th century, the Bishop of Ostia. So if the Church of Ostia is another Church and not part of the Roman Church, the Roman Church has been confused for 16 centuries, but this lawyer from Genoa is going to set her right (sarcasm). But if Canale is right, then we have to discuss how the Church could claim apostolic succession if all the popes for 16 centuries were elected by an invalid electorate.

This shows that this eminent civil attorney is completely outside of his realm.

Second, he plays the same shell game as many others, who are calling the Faithful of Rome laypersons. The assembly today has invited all and excluded none who are not capable by law in participating. If any one catholic cleric does not come that does not mean the election is invalid. This is because the apostolic right to elect the Pope pertains to the Roman Church, not to the clergy of the Roman Church alone. Since it pertains to the whole Church, all the members of the Church are capable electors. If any one of them does not come to the election, the Church does not cease to be the Church nor does the electorate become invalid. But I can see how he cannot understand this, because it is a notion of right founded in theology not civil law.

The same conclusion returns when we consider the intent of the legislator, St. Peter, in wanting that the Faithful of Rome have a pastor. When do they have the greatest need but when they have no pastors? So that just as Christ created bishops and priests not for the sake of bishops or priests, but for the laypeople who need the Sacraments of salvation, it would be pointless to ordain that the Roman Church could elect the pope only when they had clergy, and not when all clergy are in apostasy, heresy, or juridically absent. To think otherwise, is to make St. Peter a clericalist.

Third, he has never read canon 38, which says that any administrative act which is done contrary to the law has no effect. He evidently thinks that in the Church there is only valid and invalid acts, but there are also illegal and legal acts, and ritually correct and incorrect acts. Here this jurist completely fails to comprehend that whereas in UDG there is a condition for invalidity, any violation of the law, makes the act illegal and hence in virtue of canon 38 without effect. This can be seen from the fact that in canon 349 the Cardinals are given a ministerial duty to select a man to be the pope. And that is an administrative duty, specified by a canon and thus subject to canon 38.

So again, this jurist shows himself completely outside of his realm of expertise.

Finally, the clause of n. 76, though it must be interpreted strictly, in this case extends the invalidity to the entire act of electing, because in that n. it refers to both the whole Constitution and the prescriptions of that chapter. Those who want it to apply only to that chapter imposed a forced reading. But the argument, here, that validity is only restricted to the manner of election, and thus the Cardinals do not lose their right, confounds notions of validity and nullity, and the right according to jus and ministerium, as I have explained above.

In consequence, however, in vain does Guido Ferro Canale argue, because we are not talking about a College of Cardinals which is ever intending to elect a successor to B16, but one which insists it already has. And since error in facts and laws does not make the error valid, there is absolutely no question of a case in which the Cardinals intend to ever exercise their right. And thus juridically we are in the same case as if there are no Cardinals.

Guido Ferro Canale should stick to civil law, but I thank him for affirming that in the juridical case in which there are no Cardinals the faithful of Rome can elect the pope.

As for my readers, the cherry on the cake with Attorney Canale, is that he is published by a site run by Sedevacantists. If sedes do not think anyone is the pope, how will there ever be a pope, except by apostolic right. If they were sincere, they would be lauding what will be done today as the solution to the problem they claim occurred in the conclave of 1958.

What are the Conditions for a juridically valid election by Apostolic Right?

by Br Alexis Bugnolo

As can be discerned from the history of the Roman Church, the conditions for a juridically valid election of the Roman Pontiff according to the apostolic ordinance of St. Peter, whereby the whole Church participates in the choice of its next Bishop, are patent:

  1. The Apostolic See be legitimately vacant
  2. The electors be members of the Roman Church
  3. All the electors be invited by public notice
  4. The electors gather together in a public meeting
  5. The electors chose a Catholic man who is an adult, not married, and free from ecclesiastical censure.

But what if not all the members of the Roman Church come, or if not all knew about the election?

If the right depended on participation, then it would be a right held by individuals rather than the whole Church, and then if any one member failed to be present, the election would be invalid.  That criterion is not even accepted in Conclaves, for there, if one elector fails to come, the election remains valid.

The impossible is never a requirement of any law or right, and thus too, if someone does not know of the election, when there are 4 million electors, even though it has been published on Radio and TV for a week, and on social media the world over, their failure to know does not make the election invalid.

Likewise, if all the clergy of the city chose to follow an antipope — as has happened many times in the past — or fall into apostasy or heresy — as parts of the Roman Clergy have in the past, during the Arian and Novatian crises — nevertheless that does not make the election invalid.

In March of 251 A. D., Pope Cornelius I was elected by less than 200 clergy and a few hundred laity. But no one disputes the validity of that election. In modern times of apostasy, heresy, and complete narrative control of the MSM, it would be ridiculous and diabolical to argue that without the MSM publicizing it, the invitation would be invalid, for that would be tantamount to asking the approval of the ruling elites.

No, the Church of Rome is by divine and apostolic institution totally free from such constraints.

She has this special right, because Jesus has decided to stand by Her decision as to who is Her bishop, and to pray for that man as His Vicar on Earth. This is an awesome privilege, and yet it is the foundation of the unity of the entire Church. Beware of those who have begun to pretend in recent days that Catholics never believed in these things.

So tomorrow, when the Catholics of the Roman Church meet they will be doing something not done in nearly a 1000 years, out of the extreme necessity of the de facto apostasy of the College of Cardinals from their duty to provide for the selection of the next Pope.

As for those driven mad by their livid malcontent and the snakes of envy and jealousy which spiral around their hearts, and who say that the people cannot elect their Bishop: they are playing a shell game, and characterizing the faithful of the Roman Church as unbelievers or mere plebs.

The faithful elected St. Ambrose and St. Augustine. They have elected all the popes in the first 1000 years at Rome. Those who say otherwise are egregious liars.

In ancient times, these elections took place in a day, and in piazzas, basilicas, or other open areas. Where is not important. That they met was important.

Finally, if some other group(s) call for the election of Pope Benedict XVI’s successor on another later date, it is clear that that election will be invalid, because you cannot elect anyone Bishop, once that office has been provided for.

Those who already have a “pope”, don’t want Catholics at Rome to have a true Pope. This is part of the diabolic masonic logic of modern times, which says everyone has a right to something, EXCEPT Catholics.

Tomorrow history will be made. And I thank all who have contributed to the B16 Election Fund, who have made it possible. You are the truest friends of Jesus Christ, and He will never forget you for this work entirely according to His deepest desires for His Church.

Tomorrow, the Catholics of Rome take back their Church. Those who reject their decision, will schism themselves from Christ Jesus in such a way that they cannot be saved, for as Pope Boniface VIII declares, in Unam Sanctam — a document frequently quoted even only a few decades ago, but recently forgotten — it is impossible to be saved without submitting to the Roman Pontiff.

Bergoglian Cardinal Affirms that the Push to destroy the Church is inevitable

Editor’s Note: Meanwhile some Catholics are putting all their bets on their own prudence when to have the election of Benedict XVI’s successor, and are so confident they are inspired of God, that they are involved in a vicious campaign of slander, calumny, libel and insults, not to mention the publication of private correspondence, in violation of Italian Law for the purpose of detraction, to prevent that election in the way it was done for more than 1000 years, that is, as soon as the Pope died. — In their pride, they think such an election should be postponed for weeks, months, even years. Because, how else, could you keep raising money on your YouTube Channel if the Church and Papacy was saved?

But God sees all. And He will repay all. And thus, those who raise their heels against the Apostolic Succession according to Apostolic Tradition will be confounded in eternity.

The Luminous Cross at Benedict’s Funeral was a Sign from Heaven

Editor’s Note: Imagine my shock to find that the Cross which appeared in Heaven at the Pope’s funeral, pointing south, should be featured in painting on Canvas, affixed to the wall above the Restaurant, at the Hotel where the Election of his successor, God willing, shall take place on Monday!

And for the incredulous, and curious, the Luminous Cross appeared in the direction of the Mariott Park Hotel, so if you want any more signs from God about what one is to do in the future, I do not know what you would expect.

The Hotel Staff says that this canvas was commissioned by the owners of the Hotel, who are devout Catholics from Sicily. However, the canvas does NOT depict the vision of the Cross of Constantine, because that occurred at the Milvian Bridge, further up the Tiber river. In this image, the light of the cross appears to emanate and fall on the Piazza of San Pietro, where the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI was conducted. — In this canvas, two smaller Angels carry a banner, which reads, “In hoc signo vinces!”, that is, “In this sign, you shall conquer!”

At the corners of the canvas, on each side, one can see the Apostle Saint Peter, on the left, and Saint Paul the Apostle on the right. St. Peter is crouched, evidently, to indicate that the See of Peter is vacant, and awaits a new Pope.

Bishop Gracida to Br. Bugnolo: I would be honored to be considered a candidate, but

Editor’s Note: At the request of Catholics at Rome, I wrote the Most. Rev. Rene Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, TX, in the USA, to ask him if he would allow himself to be considered a candidate for election in the upcoming Assembly to Elect the Successor of Pope Benedict XVI according to Apostolic Right, which will take place on Monday. I wish to publicly thank His Excellency for his implicit approbation of the canonical legitimacy of what Catholics at Rome are about to do. Now all our critics will have to reckon with the fact that the one Bishop who from 2013 said the renunciation was doubtful, has endorsed the election of Pope Benedict XVI’ s successor.

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