“ He is an anti-pope because Benedict XVI did not validly renounce the Papal office as required by Canon Law – the most recent 1983 version
“This article (by a Roman Catholic deacon and professor of philosophy) shares some indicators of clerical narcissism. While none of the these are conclusive on their
Popes “Ultimately, what Benedict proposes regarding his ongoing Petrine status is, to use his words, audacious and violent. And if Benedict is objectively wrong, then when
“No one said validly elected popes can’t be in error or even substantial error, as Canon 188 so plainly contemplates when it says: “A resignation made out
“When Pope Benedict attempted to resign a portion of the Papacy, he made an effort to distinguish between a Papal office (Munus) and ministry (Ministerium).
Substantial Error Does One Stay Pope Forever? In practice, Benedict XVI distinguished between the munus and the officium, that is, between the function and the exercise of the