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Five Myths of Why Bergogilio is Definitely the Pope

The Catholic Monitor is honored to post the following short piece by Helen M. Weir, MI. She is a excellent writer as well as a Knight of the Immaculata. This means she is a member of the Militia Immaculatae movement of Total Marian Consecration founded by Saint Maximilian Kolbe, the Hero of Auschwitz.

Five myths of why Bergogilio is definitely the pope:

1.  Myth:  He is the pope because we've had corrupt popes before.  (Answer: Just because a man is corrupt doesn't make him the pope.)

2.  Myth:  He is the pope we deserve because of our infidelity.  (Answer: What we deserve doesn't make him the pope.)

3.  Myth:  He is the pope by God's will.  (Answer: God is not chaotic. He abides by His own rules.  If it was God's will for Bergoglio to be the pope, Bergoglio would have been validly elected.)

4.  Myth:  We have to accept him as pope until a future pope says otherwise.  (Answer: Cardinal Burke has stated there are real doubts as to the validity of Bergoglio's election.  It is a staple of Catholic moral theology that one may not act on doubt.  In other words, we have no authority to accept Bergoglio as pope until competent Church authority resolves the issue.)

5.  Myth:  Only private judgment, based on pride, could be the basis for doubting that Bergoglio is the pope.  (Answer: Only private judgment based on pride could insist, in light of all we know, that he possibly could be.)

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church.

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Charmaine said…
Logic is a lost art these days. Not in this post!

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