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Is Pope Benedict XVI still the valid Pope?

A certain theory says that the resignation of Pope Benedict was not valid, and so he is still the Roman Pontiff. This would make the election of Pope Francis invalid, since no new Pope can be elected while the previous … Continue reading

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Archbishop Vigano does not believe Francis is the valid Pope

“Archbishop” Vigano does not believe Francis is the valid Pope. He has made this abundantly clear from his many public expressions. He thinks that Francis has committed apostasy, that he is the head only of an anti-church and exercises only … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis the valid Pope?

The Church is indefectible, therefore, any Pope accepted by the body of Bishops is de facto a valid Pope, even if his election were invalid. For the body cannot go astray following a false head. However, the fathers and doctors … Continue reading

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Francis is the Valid Pope and no Pope can ever teach or commit heresy

This is the single teaching of the Church that entirely refutes all of the more serious accusations against Pope Francis: each Pope has the charism of truth and of never failing faith (Vatican I, Pastor Aeternus, ch.4, n. 7). The … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis the Current Valid Pope? Poll (closed)

UPDATED (see my subsequent post on this topic.) Yes, he is the current valid Pope. To hold or say otherwise is the grave sin of formal schism, and carries the penalty of automatic excommunication. A blogger who calls himself “thetimman” … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis the Valid Pope?

How can we know which person is a valid Pope, and which persons might be antipopes (a false claimant to the papacy)? The answer is simple and dogmatic: the Church is indefectible. Therefore, God’s providence and grace NEVER permits anyone … Continue reading

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dogmatic fact: Pope Francis is a valid Pope

Indefectibility The one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church is indefectible. She can never go astray from the true Faith. {16:18} And I say to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the … Continue reading

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God’s Providence confirms Pope Francis as a valid Pope

Our all-knowing merciful God knew from all eternity that this generation would be weak in faith, and that the papacy of Pope Francis would be plagued by doubters, who falsely accuse him of heresy and of being an invalid Pope. … Continue reading

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On the validity of Popes and Ecumenical Councils

Pope Francis is the Valid Roman Pontiff Pope Francis was elected the Roman Pontiff, Vicar of Christ, after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, in a conclave of Cardinals which is not disputed by the body of Bishops. Then, too, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Could Invalidate the TLM

Please note that this article is speculative, and I will submit to whatever the Magisterium decides on this question. In this suggestion, the Pope could change the requirements for validity, so a valid TLM would still be possible, but only … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis the Valid Roman Pontiff?

Pope Francis, at Assisi, will teach that non-Catholic Christians, non-Christian believers, and non-believers can be in a state of grace and can go to Heaven without converting to Catholicism, to Christianity or even to belief in God. This teaching is … Continue reading

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Which Popes Are Valid?

Book Discussion: The Indefectibility of the Pope Chapter 1: Which Popes Are Valid? Pope Saint John Paul II: “After his acceptance, the person elected, if he has already received episcopal ordination, is immediately Bishop of the Church of Rome, true … Continue reading

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