Is it possible that even Vigano, Trad & Conservative Ultramontanists are Lutherans like Francis because of “the Spirit of Vatican I"?
- "'Let no mortal being have the audacity to reprimand a Pope on account
of faults, for he whose duty it is to judge all men cannot be judged by
anybody, unless he should be called to the task of having deviated from
the faith. (Si Papa)'"
"Pope Innocent III: 'For me the faith is so necessary that, whereas for other sins my only judge is God, for the slightest sin in the matter of the faith I could be judged by the Church.' (propter solum peccatum quod in fide commititur possem ab Ecclesia judican)" - Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) in "Si Papa" (The Remnant, "Answering a Sedevacantist Critic," March 18, 2015)
- The first cause is what I have called “the spirit of Vatican I”—Vatican I, mind you. That council gave a narrow definition of papal infalllibility together with a broad description of the pope’s unique position as vicar of Christ in the visible body of the Church on earth. Tragically, instead of being accepted in its modesty and understood in continuity with the fuller understanding of the papacy’s relationship with tradition that I have summarized in this talk, the constitution Pastor Aeternus was taken by many as an endorsement of a hyperpapalism that concentrates all authority, all truth, all law, and the sum total of “Catholic identity” in the papal office and in the very person of the pope, as if it then emanates from him to every other authority. Although the most flamboyant ultramontanes lost at the council, their cultus of the Roman Pontiff not only survived but thrived, leading over time to the phenomenon of the superstar pope whose every word and action is transmitted instantly across the globe to a palpitating audience awaiting guidance. - Theologian Dr. Peter Kwasniewski
- "And I repeat: we are not talking about a legitimate operation, but of an abuse that, despite being an abuse, no one would be able to prevent, since “the First See is judged by none” – prima Sedes a nemine judicatur. And since the deposition of a heretical Pope is a canonically unresolved question on which there is no unanimous consent of canonists, anyone who would accuse Bergoglio of heresy would be going down a dead end and would obtain a result only with great difficulty." - Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò [https://www.marcotosatti.com/2020/10/23/vigano-the-pope-and-the-gay-lobby-in-the-vatican-intentional-ambiguity/]
- "Destroy the Mass and you destroy the Church." - Martin Luther
Is it possible that even Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Traditionalist & Conservative Catholic ultramontanists are Lutherans like Francis?
It appears that Francis has joined Martin Luther in believing in the heresy of imputed grace justification.
Francis referring to Luther said:
"Lutherans and Catholics, Protestants, all of us agree on the doctrine of justification. On this point, which is very important, he did not err." (patheos.com/blog/scotticalt, "Pope Francis is Wrong about Luther and Justification," April 5, 2017)
Conservative theologian Dr. E. Christian Brugger and First Thing editor Elliott Milco
agree that Francis's grace/justification teachings in Amoris Laetitia
and his Argentine letter apparently are condemned as heretical by the
Council of Trent.
Milco in his article "Francis's Argentine Letter And The Proper Response" counters Francis's idea of grace with the infallible Catholic teaching which says:
Trent's doctrine of infused grace said "that graces truly sanctify and liberates, and that baptized Christians are always free to fulfill the moral law, even when they fail to do so."
Francis is denying the very concept of Catholic sanctifying grace and justification.
This is the greatest material error by any pope or antipope is the entire history of the Church.
It needs to be "loudly and forcefully condemned" or it will lead to apostasy and will destroy the vast majority of the Christian faith worldwide as it did in Luther's Northern Europe up to the present day.
In 2017, Former Congregation for the Doctrine consultor Msgr. Nicola Bux under Pope Benedict XVI told Vatican expert Edward Pentin that Francis is spreading "apostasy":
"Francis could stem the 'confusion and apostasy"... by 'correcting' his own 'ambiguous and erroneous words and acts." (lifesitenews.com, "Only Pope Francis can end the 'apostasy' his words caused: Italian monsignor," June 21, 2017)
Francis isn't ending the "apostasy." Instead he appears to be joining Luther in attempting to "destroy the Church."
But, in what way are Vignao, Traditionalist and conservative ultramontanists Lutherans like Francis?
Theologian Dr. Peter Kwasniewski in a talk in Denver explained how they are Lutheran-like in his lecture “The Pope’s Boundenness to Tradition as a Legislative Limit: Replying to Ultramontanist Apologetics":
Pray an Our Father now for reparation for the sins committed because of Francis's Amoris Laetitia.