By Bro. Peter Dimond*This is from my continuing study of Benedict XVI’s books. For those who don’t know, Benedict XVI is Joseph Ratzinger.
God and the World by “Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, 2000 (Ignatius Press, 2002)HERESIES IN GOD AND THE WORLD: -BENEDICT XVI BLUNTLY TELLS US THAT PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO SEE CHRIST AS THE MESSIAH AND FULFILLMENT OF THE PROPHECIES -BENEDICT XVI CRITICIZES AS “HOTHEADS” THOSE WHO DESTROYED PAGAN TEMPLES -BENEDICT XVI CALLS INTO DOUBT THE STONE TABLETS OF THE EXODUS ACCOUNT -BENEDICT XVI TEACHES THAT JEWS ARE WITHIN THE FAITHFUL COVENANT OF GOD -BENEDICT XVI TELLS US AGAIN THAT JEWS ARE NOT EXCLUDED FROM SALVATION -BENEDICT XVI ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE VATICAN II SECT HAS ABANDONED THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S TRADITIONAL PROHIBITION OF CREMATION -BENEDICT XVI REJECTS THE DOGMA ON THE NECESSITY OF INFANT BAPTISM AS “UNENLIGHTENED” -BENEDICT XVI SUGGESTS THAT ST. PAUL MAY NOT HAVE WRITTEN HIS LETTERS -BENEDICT XVI TELLS US THAT MATTHEW 7:13; LUKE 13:24 DON’T MEAN THAT MOST ARE LOST -BENEDICT XVI ON EVOLUTION -BENEDICT XVI ON THE AGE OF THE EARTH -BENEDICT XVI TELLS US THAT A POPE CANNOT TELL PROTESTANTS HOW THE UNITY OF CHRISTIANS MUST GO -BENEDICT XVI ON THE QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER ONE CAN BE A GOOD CHRISTIAN AND REJECT CHURCH TEACHING ON SEXUAL MORALITY -BENEDICT XVI TELLS US THAT THERE CAN BE NO FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE THIRD SECRET OF FATIMA -OTHER QUOTES OF INTEREST IN GOD AND THE WORLD
The book God and the World by Benedict XVI consists of a lengthy interview with Peter Seewald. Seewald asks the questions and Benedict XVI gives the answers. It is the second part to the book Salt of the Earth. Like the book Salt of the Earth, God and the World is also extremely revealing.
BENEDICT XVI BLUNTLY TELLS US THAT PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO SEE CHRIST AS THE MESSIAH AND FULFILLMENT OF THE PROPHECIES
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 209: “It is of course possible to read the Old Testament so that it is not directed toward Christ; it does not point quite unequivocally to Christ. And if Jews cannot see the promises as being fulfilled in him, this is not just ill will on their part, but genuinely because of the obscurity of the texts and the tension in the relationship between these texts and the figure of Jesus. Jesus brings a new meaning to these texts – yet it is he who first gives them their proper coherence and relevance and significance. There are perfectly good reasons, then, for denying that the Old Testament refers to Christ and for saying, No, that is not what he said. And there are also good reasons for referring it to him – that is what the dispute between Jews and Christians is about.”Benedict XVI just denied that the Old Testament points unequivocally to Christ. He just denied that Jesus is unequivocally the Christ – the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament. He just said that there are perfectly good reasons for not believing that that the Old Testament refers to Christ as the prophesied Messiah. Benedict XVI just denied the entire Christian Faith. Does one need to say more? No. But we will in order to completely expose this apostate.
Jesus Christ, John 5:39, 45-47 – “Search the scriptures, for you think in them to have life everlasting; and the same are they that give testimony of me…Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father: the one who will accuse you is Moses, in whom you have placed your hope. For if you had believed Moses, you would have believed me, because he wrote about me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"This is why Benedict XVI wrote the preface for the 2001 book The Jewish People and the Holy Scriptures in the Christian Bible, which teaches that the Jews wait not in vain for the Coming of the Messiah. Anyone who is reading this and still says that Antipope Benedict XVI is not a heretic denies Jesus Christ and will be denied by Him before the Father.
Matthew 10:33- “But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny before my Father who is in heaven.” John 8:23-24-“And he said to them [the Jews]: You are from beneath, I am from above. You are of this world, I am not of this world. Therefore, I said to you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sin.” 1 John 2:22 – “Who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, who denieth the Father, and the Son.” Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Sess. 8, Nov. 22, 1439, ex cathedra: Whoever wishes to be saved, needs above all to hold the Catholic faith; unless each one preserves this whole and inviolate, he will without a doubt perish in eternity.– But the Catholic faith is this, that we worship one God in the Trinity, and the Trinity in unity… Therefore let him who wishes to be saved, think thus concerning the Trinity. “But it is necessary for eternal salvation that he faithfully believe also in the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ...the Son of God is God and man... This is the Catholic faith; unless each one believes this faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved.”
BENEDICT XVI CRITICIZES AS “HOTHEADS” THOSE WHO DESTROYED PAGAN TEMPLES
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 373: “The mission as a whole was not always consistent. There were in fact Christian hotheads and fanatics who destroyed temples, who were unable to see paganism as anything more than idolatry that had to be radically eliminated. ”This just shows us again that Benedict XVI is a complete apostate. Those “hotheads” whom he criticizes would include St. Francis Xavier:
St. Francis Xavier [regarding the heathen children he had converted to the true faith, +1543): “These children… show an ardent love for the Divine law, and an extraordinary zeal for our holy religion and imparting it to others. Their hatred for idolatry is marvelous. They get into feuds with the heathens about it… Whenever I hear of any act of idolatrous worship, I go to the place with a large band of these children, who very soon load the devil with a greater amount of insult and abuse than he has lately received of honor and worship from their parents… The children run at the idols, upset them, dash them down, break them to pieces, spit on them, trample on them, kick them about, and in short heap on them every possible outrage.” (Life and Letters of St. Francis Xavier, Vol. 1, p. 154)
BENEDICT XVI CALLS INTO DOUBT THE STONE TABLETS OF THE EXODUS ACCOUNT
Exodus 31:18- “And the Lord, when he had ended these words in mount Sinai, gave to Moses two stone tables of testimony, written with the finger of God.” Deuteronomy 10:1- “At that time the Lord said to me: Hew thee two tables of stone like the former, and come up to me into the mount…” “Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, pp. 165-166, 168: “Q. …Were these laws really handed over to Moses by God when he appeared on Mount Sinai? As stone tablets, on which, as it says, ‘the finger of God had written?’… to what extent are these Commandments really supposed to come from God. A. … [p. 166] This [Moses] is the man who has been touched by God, and on the basis of this friendly contact he is able to formulate the will of God, of which hitherto only fragments had been expressed in other traditions, in such a manner that we truly hear the word of God. Whether there really were any stone tablets is another question… [p. 168] How far we should take this story literally is another question.”
BENEDICT XVI TEACHES THAT JEWS ARE WITHIN THE FAITHFUL COVENANT OF GOD
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 150: “Q. God has not, then, retracted his word that Israel is the Chosen People? A. No, because he is faithful… they still stand within the faithful covenant of God.”Here, on page 150 of his book God and the World Benedict XVI inculcates the heresy that the Jews are still the Chosen People and the Old Covenant is still in force. This was condemned by the Council of Florence. This heresy is consistently taught by the Vatican II Antipopes and the Novus Ordo Bishops.
BENEDICT XVI TELLS US AGAIN THAT JEWS ARE NOT EXCLUDED FROM SALVATION
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, pp. 150-151: “This is another of the paradoxes that the New Testament sets before us. On the one hand, their [the Jews] No to Christ brings the Israelites into conflict with the subsequent acts of God, but at the same time we know that they are assured of the faithfulness of God. They are not excluded from salvation, but they serve in a particular way, and thereby they stand within the patience of God, in which we, too, place our trust.” Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, “Cantate Domino,” 1441, ex cathedra: “The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that all those who are outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans but also Jews or heretics and schismatics, cannot share in eternal life and will go into the everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels, unless they are joined to the Church before the end of their lives; that the unity of this ecclesiastical body is of such importance that only those who abide in it do the Church’s sacraments contribute to salvation and do fasts, almsgiving and other works of piety and practices of the Christian militia productive of eternal rewards; and that nobody can be saved, no matter how much he has given away in alms and even if he has shed blood in the name of Christ, unless he has persevered in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.
BENEDICT XVI ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE VATICAN II SECT HAS ABANDONED THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S TRADITIONAL PROHIBITION OF CREMATION
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 436: “Q. Is it permissible to have dead bodies cremated, or is that just a heathen ritual? A… Right up to the Second Vatican Council, cremation was subject to penalties. In view of all the circumstances of the modern world, the Church has abandoned this. ”Benedict XVI is acknowledging the radical teaching of John Paul II’s 1983 Code of Canon Law in this regard.
1983 Code of Canon Law, Canon 1176 § 3: “The Church earnestly recommends that the pious custom of burying the dead be observed; it does not, however, forbid cremation unless it has been chosen for reasons which are contrary to Christian teaching.”So, as long you claim that you are not getting cremated for the express purpose of contradicting a dogma – but rather, for instance, because you want your ashes to rest on your favorite golf course – cremation is allowed by the Vatican II sect. This is a very serious issue because the teaching of the Catholic Church, as reflected in the 1917 Code of Canon Law, forbids cremation under pain of mortal sin and further stipulates that those who requested it cannot receive Christian burial. This shows us a clear difference between the two religions.
1917 Code of Canon Law, Canon 1203 § 1-2: “The bodies of the faithful departed shall be buried, their cremation being reprobated. 2. If anyone by any manner orders that his body be cremated, it is illicit to execute that desire; and if this was added to any contract or testament or any other act.” 1917 Code of Canon Law, Canon 1240 § 1-5: “Unless they gave before death a sign of repentance, the following are deprived of ecclesiastical burial: 1. Notorious apostates from the Christian faith, or those who notoriously gave their name to heretical sects or schismatic or Masonic sects, or other societies of this sort; 2. Excommunicates or those under interdict after a condemnatory sentence; 3. Those who killed themselves by deliberate counsel; 4. Those who died in a duel, or from wounds related thereto; 5. Those who ordered that their body be handed over for cremation; 6. Other public and manifest sinners.”
BENEDICT XVI REJECTS THE DOGMA ON THE NECESSITY OF INFANT BAPTISM AS “UNENLIGHTENED”
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 401: “Q… But what happens, when a man dies unbaptized? And what happens to the millions of children who are killed in their mothers’ wombs? A. The question of what it means to say that baptism is necessary for salvation has become ever more hotly debated in modern times. The Second Vatican Council said on this point that men who are seeking for God and who are inwardly striving toward that which constitutes baptism will also receive salvation. That is to say that a seeking after God already represents an inward participation in baptism, in the Church, in Christ. To that extent, the question concerning the necessity of baptism for salvation seems to have been answered, but the question about children who could not be baptized because they were aborted then presses upon us that much more urgently. Earlier ages had devised a teaching that seems to me rather unenlightened. They said that baptism endows us, by means of sanctifying grace, with the capacity to gaze upon God. Now, certainly, the state of original sin, from which we are freed by baptism, consists in a lack of sanctifying grace. Children who die in this way are indeed without any personal sin, so they cannot be sent to hell, but, on the other hand, they lack sanctifying grace and thus the potential for beholding God that this bestows. They will simply enjoy a state of natural blessedness, in which they will be happy. This state people called limbo. In the course of our century, that has gradually come to seem problematic to us. This was one way in which people sought to justify the necessity of baptizing infants as early as possible, but the solution is itself questionable. Finally, the Pope made a decisive turn in the encyclical Evangelium Vitae, a change already anticipated by the Catechism of the Catholic Church, when he expressed the simple hope that God is powerful enough to draw to himself all those who were unable to receive the sacrament.”There is a lot heresy in Benedict XVI’s answer to this question. First, he indicates that people can be saved without baptism. That he holds this heresy should surprise no one. Second, he says earlier ages “had devised” (but not received from Christ) the teaching about how infants need baptism for sanctifying grace to avoid limbo. He says that this teaching is “unenlightened”! This is gross heresy; it is a mockery of the dogma that those who die as unbaptized infants – since they are in a state of original sin – descend immediately into hell. These unbaptized infants descend to the part of hell called the limbo of the infants. This has been authoritatively taught by the Catholic Church:
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, “Letentur coeli,” Sess. 6, July 6, 1439, ex cathedra: “We define also that… the souls of those who depart this life in actual mortal sin, or in original sin alone, go straightaway to hell, but to undergo punishments of different kinds.” (Denz. 693) Pope Pius VI, Auctorem fidei, Aug. 28, 1794: “26. The doctrine which rejects as a Pelagian fable, that place of the lower regions (which the faithful generally designate by the name of the limbo of the children) in which the souls of those departing with the sole guilt of original sin are punished with the punishment of the condemned, exclusive of the punishment of fire, just as if, by this very fact, that these who remove the punishment of fire introduced that middle place and state free of guilt and of punishment between the kingdom of God and eternal damnation, such as that about which the Pelagians idly talk” – Condemned as false, rash, injurious to Catholic schools. (Denz. 1526)Third, Benedict XVI points out that this teaching that infants need baptism to attain sanctifying grace and avoid limbo (which is a part of hell where there is no fire) was the justification for baptizing infants so early. He says that this this “solution” is “itself questionable.” This means that the Church’s teaching that infants cannot be saved without baptism is “itself questionable.” Finally, at the end of his answer, he clearly indicates that aborted infants can be saved in his reference to Evangelium Vitae (which taught the same).
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Session 11, Feb. 4, 1442, ex cathedra: “Regarding children, indeed, because of danger of death, which can often take place, when no help can be brought to them by another remedy than through the sacrament of baptism, through which they are snatched from the domination of the Devil [original sin] and adopted among the sons of God, it advises that holy baptism ought not be deferred for forty or eighty days, or any time according to the observance of certain people…” (Denz. 712) Pope Paul III, The Council of Trent, On Original Sin, Session V, ex cathedra: “If anyone says that recently born babies should not be baptized even if they have been born to baptized parents; or says that they are indeed baptized for the remission of sins, but incur no trace of the original sin of Adam needing to be cleansed by the laver of rebirth for them to obtain eternal life, with the necessary consequence that in their case there is being understood a form of baptism for the remission of sins which is not true, but false: let him be anathema.” (Denz. 791)
BENEDICT XVI SUGGESTS THAT ST. PAUL MAY NOT HAVE WRITTEN HIS LETTERS
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, pp. 354-355: “Q… Paul, in one of his great sayings, calls the Church the pillar and foundation of truth…The Church as strict guardian of the grail – is that what she is? A. You are quoting here from the Pastoral Letters, which a majority of modern exegetes say are not by Paul, but that need not concern us here. In any case, these letters stand in Pauline tradition; and they take Paul’s ideas a step farther, at least within the Pauline school.”
BENEDICT XVI TELLS US THAT MATTHEW 7:13 AND LUKE 13:24 DON’T MEAN THAT MOST ARE LOST
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 288: “Q. Jesus once says: ‘Go in through the narrow gate! For the gate is wide that leads to destruction, and the road to it is broad, and many go that way. But the gate that leads to life is narrow, and the road to it is narrow, and only a few people find it.’ A. We might conclude from this that hell is completely full, and heaven half-empty. But that’s certainly not what is meant here.”
BENEDICT XVI ON EVOLUTION
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 76: “Q. In the beginning the earth was bare and empty; God had not yet made it rain, is what it says in Genesis. Then god fashioned man, and for this purpose he took ‘dust from the field and blew into his nostrils the breath of life; thus man became a living creature’. The breath of life – is that the answer to the question of where we come from? A. I think we have here a most important image, which presents a significant understanding of what man is. It suggests that man is one who springs from the earth and its possibilities. We can even read into this representation something like evolution.” “Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 139: “The Christian picture of the world is this, that the world in its details is the product of a long process of evolution but that at the most profound level it comes from the Logos.”
BENEDICT XVI ON THE AGE OF THE EARTH
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, pp. 115-116: “Q. …about 3.4 billion years ago – life first appeared on this planet in the shape of single cells…dinosaurs …dominated the earth certainly for 150 million years, and without causing devastation…Mammals finally appear…and Man not until…fifteen to twenty million years ago. The story of Homo Sapiens himself begins only about 150,000 years ago. Thus it was pretty late when the Crown of Creation first saw the light. A. First of all, these figures are of course only estimates. They are made on quite reasonable grounds, but we should not regard them as absolute.”
BENEDICT XVI TELLS US THAT A POPE CANNOT TELL PROTESTANTS HOW THE UNITY OF CHRISTIANS MUST GO
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 453: “…the unity of Christians cannot be restored by some kind of political coup or by cutting the Gordian know with a sword. It’s a matter of living processes. And neither a pope nor a World Council of Churches can simply say, Dear friends, let’s do it this way!”He tells us that a Pope cannot tell people how the unity of Christians must be promoted. This is totally heretical.
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (#10), Jan. 6, 1928: “… the union of Christians can only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are separated from it…”
BENEDICT XVI ON THE QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER ONE CAN BE A GOOD CHRISTIAN AND REJECT CHURCH TEACHING ON SEXUAL MORALITY
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 428: “Q. Can you be a good Christian if in questions of sexual morality you are always running counter to the Church’s idea of what is right? A. The other side of this is that we always fall short of the great things that the Church, in expounding the Word of God, proclaims man to be capable of. If, at any rate, one wants to stay on the path, if one retains a basic recognition of the sacred nature of this co-creation with Christ, then one does not cease to be a Catholic simply on account of failure. Then, in our very searching, we remain, in you want to put it like that, a ‘good Catholic.’”Huh? This is a diabolically brilliant non-answer to the simple question that was asked. But if one can make anything out of this answer it is that one can be a Catholic, and also a “good Catholic,” despite rejecting Church teaching on sexual morality. This seems to be indicated when he says that one does not cease to be Catholic on account of failure, and that in one’s searching he remains a “good Catholic.” If he didn’t believe that one could be a good Christian while rejecting Church teaching on sexual morality he would have simply said: NO! This quote just shows us again the kind of apostate you are dealing with in Benedict XVI.
BENEDICT XVI TELLS US THAT THERE CAN BE NO FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE THIRD SECRET OF FATIMA
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 311: “…the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith made available to the press the full text of the so-called third secret of Fatima, at a press conference on June 26, 2000. At the same time the Congregation was responsible for a booklet published in the major languages of the world, in which the text in Sister Lucia’s handwriting is reproduced by facsimile, so that there can be no further reasonable discussion as to the authenticity and the completeness of this text.”
OTHER QUOTES OF INTEREST IN GOD AND THE WORLD
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, pp. 60-61: “I read a very interesting remark on this point. It comes from a book about the Protestant theologian Adolf Schlatter, who was a very firm believer. Schlatter was given an appointment in Berlin, at the time when Adolf Harnack, the great liberal theologian, was teaching there. The Lutheran church intended thereby to balance the liberalism of Harnack to some extent. Harnack was truly a noble man.”This means that the Protestant Schlatter was a “firm believer” and that the “great liberal” Lutheran theologian Harnack was “noble.”
“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 410: “Q. [Should one receive] Communion in the hand, or directly in the mouth? A. I wouldn’t want to get fussy about that. It was done in the early Church. A reverent manner of receiving Communion in the hand is in itself a perfectly reasonable way to receive Communion. ” “Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 433: “The term ‘last rites’, which had come to hold such terrors for sick people, has long since been replaced, deliberately and quite rightly, with ‘anointing of the sick’, so that for the patient the arrival of the priest with this sacrament is no longer an announcement that he is finally about to die.” “Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 153: “It is another thing to see the Bible as a whole as the Word of God, in which everything relates to everything else, and everything is disclosed as you go on. It follows straightaway that neither the criterion of inspiration nor that of infallibility can be applied mechanically. It is quite impossible to pick out one single sentence and say, right, you find this sentence in God’s great book, so it must simply be true in itself… This is the reason why patristic theology and mediaeval theology never referred to the Bible itself as ‘revelation’. Revelation is the greater thing that stands behind the Bible.” “Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 199: “The Turin shroud is a mystery, an image that has not yet been satisfactorily explained, even if there is much to suggest it may be genuine.” “Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 382: “…the Papal States grew out of this situation, bringing with them many disastrous associations, until they were finally lost in 1870 – thank God, we would have to say.”
A HERETIC CANNOT BE A VALID POPEIt is a proven fact that Ratzinger (now Benedict XVI) is a non-Catholic heretic. The Catholic Church teaches that a heretic cannot be validly elected pope, since a heretic is not a member of the Catholic Church. Ratzinger, who is now Benedict XVI, is a non-Catholic antipope whose election was utterly null and void.
Pope Paul IV, Bull Cum ex Apostolatus Officio, Feb. 15, 1559: “6. In addition, [by this Our Constitution, which is to remain valid in perpetuity We enact, determine, decree and define:-] that if ever at any time it shall appear that any Bishop, even if he be acting as an Archbishop, Patriarch or Primate; or any Cardinal of the aforesaid Roman Church, or, as has already been mentioned, any legate, or even the Roman Pontiff, prior to his promotion or his elevation as Cardinal or Roman Pontiff, has deviated from the Catholic Faith or fallen into some heresy: (i) the promotion or elevation, even if it shall have been uncontested and by the unanimous assent of all the Cardinals, shall be null, void and worthless; (ii) it shall not be possible for it to acquire validity (nor for it to be said that it has thus acquired validity) through the acceptance of the office, of consecration, of subsequent authority, nor through possession of administration, nor through the putative enthronement of a Roman Pontiff, or Veneration, or obedience accorded to such by all, nor through the lapse of any period of time in the foregoing situation; (iii) it shall not be held as partially legitimate in any way… (vi) those thus promoted or elevated shall be deprived automatically, and without need for any further declaration, of all dignity, position, honour, title, authority, office and power…. 10. No one at all, therefore, may infringe this document of our approbation, re-introduction, sanction, statute and derogation of wills and decrees, or by rash presumption contradict it. If anyone, however, should presume to attempt this, let him know that he is destined to incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the blessed Apostles, Peter and Paul. Given in Rome at Saint Peter's in the year of the Incarnation of the Lord 1559, 15th February, in the fourth year of our Pontificate. + I, Paul, Bishop of the Catholic Church…” St. Robert Bellarmine: “A pope who is a manifest heretic automatically (per se) ceases to be pope and head, just as he ceases automatically to be a Christian and a member of the Church. Wherefore, he can be judged and punished by the Church. This is the teaching of all the ancient Fathers who teach that manifest heretics immediately lose all jurisdiction.” (De Romano Pontifice, II, 30) The Catholic Encyclopedia, “Papal Elections,” 1914, Vol. 11, p. 456: "Of course, the election of a heretic, schismatic, or female [as Pope] would be null and void."
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