The Validity of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation must be questioned — Part I

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo Recently, the noted Vatican theologian, and former member of the Congregation for the Faith, Msgr. Nichola Bux publicly opined that the validity of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI should be studied in regard to the question of what appears to be substantial error in the formula of resignation. (For a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bergoglio concedes that Benedict is still the Pope

We republish the words of Bergoglio, without comment, as their meaning is obvious: 📹 #FranciscoenPanamá: Pope Benedict XVI is watching and let’s applaud him, everyone. Let’s send him a greeting from here. He is watching us on television. A greeting, all, wave your hand to Pope Benedict. #JMJ2019 #Panama2019 via @aciprensa pic.twitter.com/fJBzLc96Yy — EWTN News […]

La validez de la renuncia de Benedicto debe ser cuestionada, Parte II

Por el Hno. Alexis Bugnolo En el artículo anterior titulado La validez de la renuncia de Benedicto debe ser cuestionada, Parte I, recité la historia de la controversia sobre la renuncia del Papa Benedicto XVI sobre el tema del error sustancial en la renuncia y luego procedí a explicar más de 20 argumentos en contra […]

La validez de la renuncia de Benedicto debe ser cuestionada, Parte I

por el Hno. Alexis Bugnolo Recientemente, el destacado teólogo del vaticano y ex miembro de la Congregación para la fe, Mons. Nicola Bux opinó públicamente que la validez de la renuncia del Papa Benedicto XVI debería estudiarse con respecto a la cuestión de lo que parece ser un error sustancial en la fórmula de renuncia. […]

Whether, with all Cardinal electors defecting, the Roman Church has the right to elect the Pope?

By Alexis Bugnolo In High Scholasticism, the Catholic Theologians, Saints and Doctors of the Church often considered many questions which were speculative, either in regard to what was true but unknowable by man (being hid in the mystery of God) or what could be in a special circumstance which may or may not ever come […]

Christ regards Benedict alone, as His Vicar on Earth

By Br. Alexis Bugnolo In controversies, we often forget the higher principles and end up disputing only in regard to the minutiae. This is dangerous, because the chief motives, especially in controversies in the Church, should depend upon Eternal and Divine principles. For this reason, it is important for us to remember that Christ Jesus […]

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 […]