#248: Is Benedict XVI Still the Pope?—Dr. Edmund Mazza
It’s the question few Catholics, orthodox or heretical, want to raise. It sounds crazy at first. Granted.
But if true, it has world-rocking implications for the Catholic Church: Was the abdication announcement read by then-Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013, canonically valid? Were there fatal flaws in the text that would invalidate it, making Benedict the actual Vicar of Christ, and Francis an anti-pope?
Joining me on The Patrick Coffin Show to tackle this—to say the least—controversial proposition is historian and author Professor Edmund Mazza.
In this Episode You Will Learn
- The facts behind the inquiry into whether the 2013 resignation is valid
- The grave signs that Francis’ many scandalous and heretical teachings that prompted the investigation into the resignation
- The key distinction between munus and ministerium, which Ratzinger made in renouncing the latter but not the former
- A brief history of Ratzinger’s innovative treatment of the papal office and ministry
- How Archbishop Georg Ganswein (the former secretary of Benedict XVI) has indicated that the renunciation was not total but partial
- The lame and strange justifications made to rationalize the disturbing state of affairs
- Other thinkers who are actively researching the topic to force an answer to the question of invalidity of the February 2013 quitting
- Why none of this has to do with sedevacantism (the false belief that the Chair of Peter is empty)
- Follow Ed Mazza on his website and course details
- 2013 Video of Pope Benedict XVI reading his resignation
- 2016 Video of Pope Emeritus telling Francis he feels “protected” by the new pope.
- Link to Canon 322.2
- Text in Latin of the renunciation
Join us in the fight against tyranny and the misuse of science for political control. Take action, register for a one-year subscription, and become a knowledgeable voice for truth and freedom.
Glory and Shine: Catholic personal care handmade products for Catholic men. Their products are “good for the Body, Mind, and Soul.” I personally love them! Use coupon COFFIN and get a discount. Shop HERE.
MyPillow.com: Up to 66% off all his 100+ products, all US-made) and a special offer on his book What Are the Odds? From Crack Addict to CEO. Use promo code PATRICK or call: 800-794-965
Covenant Eyes: It’s an accountability software designed to help you and those you love live a life free from pornography. Use code PATRICK and try it out for Free for 30 days. Click HERE.
Connect with me on social media:
Tweet to Patrick HEREF
Follow Patrick on Facebook HERE
Subscribe to the Podcast
(Click on the images and then click on susbcribe)
Listen in Spotify:
While you are there, please leave an honest review.
Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated!