Pope Benedict has tacitly accepted that his resignation was canonically invalid

By Br. Alexis Bugnolo On January 30, 2019, Pope Benedict received at the Vatican, through the hands of Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the canonical brief I sent him demonstrating conclusively that the act contained in the declaration, Non Solum Propter, of Feb. 11, 2013 was not in conformity with the term of Canon 332 §2, which […]

Gänswein, Brandmüller & Burke: Please read Canon 17!

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo   February 14, 2019 A. D. — Today Diane Montagna’s article, entitled, “Did Benedict really resign? Gänswein, Burke and Brandmüller weigh in,” was published at Life Site News. First, let me say a big thank you to Diane Montagna for bringing the controversy to the greater attention of the general public. […]

Canon Law itself declares Pope Francis, AntiPope

The clear, precise, and sound reading of the Code of Canon Law leads to the inescapable conclusion that Pope Francis is an “antipope” in every sense of the word, and that the law itself declares it. As has been demonstrated in the article, “How and Why Pope Benedict’s resignation is invalid”, there is no other […]

Has Cardinal Brandmüller ever read Canon 332 §2?

By Br. Alexis Bugnolo As Saint Thomas Aquinas says, when the errors of our prelates are public and grave and constitute an imminent danger to the Church, we are obliged to break deferential silence and publicly correct them. For that reason, I will take this occasion to publicly call upon fellow Catholics to ask Cardinal […]

The Imprisonment of Pope Benedict XVI

I will summarize in this article the suppositions and analysis which the volunteers and members of Veri Catholici have worked out in recent days about what really went on in the Vatican in 2012 — 2013. I will do so in a Timeline, which makes understanding what was going on easier. This will be a […]

Barnhardt’s 2nd Video and the other Meaning of Benedict’s Tacit Consent

Yesterday, Ann Barhnhardt posted her second Magisterial Study of Pope Benedict’s Invalid Resignation and the theological currents behind it. See here. You have to listen to this entire video to understand anything about what is going on in the Vatican today.* _______________ *There is only one small factual error in what Mrs. Barnhardt says in […]

Investigating the causes of Pope Benedict’s invalid Abdication

By Br. Alexis Bugnolo As is now notorious, Pope Benedict’s act of resignation of February 11, 2013 was invalid on account of not being in conformity with Canon 332 §2. Here at, the From Rome Blog, I have written about this extensively and subjected the text to a Scholastic analysis, demonstrating, I believe, conclusively, that […]

The Vatican has known all along that Benedict’s renunciation was invalid as written, and here’s the proof!

By Br. Alexis Bugnolo April 8, 2019 A.D. — The Vatican has known all along that Pope Benedict’s Act of Renunciation was not in conformity with the requirements of Pope John Paul II’s Code of Canon Law, and the documentary evidence to prove it has been published by the Vatican for 6 years. The Code […]

Siscoe’s Triple shell game

Recently at One Peter Five, a website which is subtitled, “Rebuilding Catholic Culture. Restoring Catholic Tradition”, Robert Siscoe has published an article to quell the raging doubts Catholics have about the legitimacy of Bergoglio’s claim to the papacy: the first part of which is entitled: “Dogmatic Fact, the One Doctrine which proves Francis is Pope“, […]

Vatican recognizes Benedict as the Pope

The image comes from Ann Barnhardt’s website, where she says she has confirmed its authenticity.  Father Paolo Borgia, is, according to Wikipedia, an assessor in the Vatican Secretary of State. The Secretary of State has the duty to respond to official correspondence received from the pope. These affirmations coupled with Bergoglio’s public invitation to the […]

Boniface VIII’s Magisterial Teaching on Papal Renunciations

Translation and Commentary by Br. Alexis Bugnolo¹ Pope Boniface VIII, Quoniam (Sexti Decretalium Liber. I, Tit. VII, chapter 1): Quoniam aliqui curiosi disceptatores de his, quae non multum expediunt, et plura sapere, quam oporteat, contra doctrinam Apostoli, temere appetentes, in dubitationem sollicitam, an Romanus Pontifex (maxime cum se insufficientem agnoscit ad regendam universale Ecclesiam, et […]