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:
- The Apostolic See be legitimately vacant
- The electors be members of the Roman Church
- All the electors be invited by public notice
- The electors gather together in a public meeting
- 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.