BXVI “ Maybe the renowned Latin language expert Br. Alexis Bugnolo, who was the editor of the Franciscan Archive as publisher, project coordinator and translator of Bonaventure and Lombard, might be his man.

If one googles Br. Alexis Bugnolo and books.google, one finds Bugnolo’s name as well as translations mentioned over and over again in footnotes and text.

The Catholic Monitor by email contacted Latinist Br. Bugnolo on his opinion on the Marshall and Mazza podcast. Br. Bugnolo said:”Marshall and Dr Mazza discuss munus and ministerium without the necessary reference to the terms of Canon 17, which requires that you seek its meaning in how it is used in the Code of Canon Law in parallel passages. Therefore, everything they said last night on munus and ministerium is praeter rem, because the question is not what Benedict intended or did, but what is the canonical effect or value of what he wrote.”

Moreover, well-known Canon lawyer Edward Peters explained why Canon 17 is important in this matter:

“Canon 17… states ‘if the meaning [of the law, and UDG is a law] remains doubtful and obscure, recourse must be made to parallel places.'”
(CatholicWorld Report, “Francis was never pope? Call me unpersuaded,” September 28, 2017).”


“ Here is another anomaly: Why does Benedict write that the new conclave will have to be convoked “BY THOSE WHOSE COMPETENCE IT IS” and not “by you cardinals”? It sounds like a delegitimization, since it would obviously be the cardinals to whom he was speaking who would have to form the conclave. It is as if the president of the Senate, speaking about a future president of the Republic, would say that he “will have to be elected by those whose competence it is” and not, as is obvious, “by you ministers of parliament.”

Furthermore, Ratzinger does not specify the PRECISE DATE of the new, true conclave for the election of the Pontiff. He says only that it will have to be convoked AFTER THE SEE WILL BE VACANT, which is, really, the moment after his death.

This is why the valid election of the new Pontiff would be, in that case, the competence only of SOME CARDINALS, the ones appointed prior to the coming of Bergoglio who are disposed to recognize the “coup” that happened. In fact the cardinals appointed by Bergoglio would not be legally valid, because they came from an invalid pope, because the resignation was invalid. In the event that many more years pass and the “legitimate” cardinals created by Benedict or John Paul II are no longer alive or active, the new Pontiff would have to be chosen by the Roman Church, as in ancient times. Seen in this light, this is why a new conclave would have to be convoked “by those whose competence it is” and not by the cardinals he is addressing. The logic is faultless.”