Were all the Antipopes until Francis Catholics? Can a Heretic be a Pope? What makes you a Pope or an Antipope?
"We have come to the point that even simple people with
little knowledge of doctrinal issues understand that we have a
non-Catholic pope, at least in the strict sense of the term. This poses
some problems of a canonical nature that are not inconsiderable, which
it is not up to us to solve but which sooner or later will have to be
addressed." - Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano [https://catholicfamilynews.com/blog/2021/07/31/archbishop-vigano-responds-to-the-theft-of-the-mass-of-all-ages-by-pope-francis/#:~:text=We%20have%20come,to%20be%20addressed]
Catholic pundit Ann Barnhardt gives a short overview of historian Dr. Edmund Mazza's research on "antipapacies":
Previous antipapacies... revolved largely around political squabbling and power-plays between aristocratic families, but the people squabbling and jockeying with each other WERE ALL CATHOLICS...
... So please do click over to Dr. Mazza’s page to enroll. We’ve all been kicked off PayPal in the ideological purge, but Dr. Mazza has alternative payment instructions. And remember, all class sessions are recorded and available for viewing at any time after the live class session to all paid enrollees, so don’t feel tied to the live class session timing in this busy time of year." [https://www.barnhardt.biz/page/2/]
What is an Antipope? Can you name one?
(There are at least 33!)
Were they evil?
(Hint: Not all…one is a canonized saint.)
Was there a female “pope”?
Was there a Jewish “pope”?
(Hint: Not St. Peter)
What makes you a Pope or an Antipope? Can a heretic be a Pope? Can a Pope become a Pope Emeritus?
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