Thanks, Bp. Schneider, for your opinion about St. Bellarmine's opinion. Unfortunately for you, the Pope--not you--decides how the next Pope will be elected & John Paul II specified that
The theory of the automatic loss of the papacy due to heresy remains only an opinion, and even St. Robert Bellarmine noticed this and did not present it as a teaching of the Magisterium itself. - Bishop Athanasius Schneider [https://onepeterfive.com/bishop-athanasius-schneider-on-the-validity-of-pope-francis/]
The following is from a Catholic Monitor reader:
Because the [Pope John Paul II's] Universi Dominici Gregis says that it is necessary to abdicate according to Canon Law 32:2. Failure to comply on this point will lead to the conclusion in Article 76:
"In the event that the election is made in a manner other than that prescribed in this Constitution or without the conditions set forth herein having been observed, such election is therefore null and void, without the need for any declaration, and therefore confers no right on the person elected." [https://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2023/09/are-1p5-gaspers-feser-their.html]
This idea that the Bergoglian situation is unprecedented means we cannot do anything about it is absurd. Arianism was, at the time, unprecedented, but something was done about it. Any number of conflicts have come up, and something was done about them. Why do we suddenly believe that our hands are tied?
Note: This post was by a Catholic Monitor contributor.
Pray an Our Father now for reparation for the sins committed because of Francis’s Amoris Laetitia.