How Is “Defect of Consent” related to Jorge Bergoglio’s Heresy?

October 4, 2023 Update:  See this post for the answer.

In reading the transcript of Archbishop Vigano’s speech titled “Vitium Consensus”, the Archbishop mentions a “defect of consent” that he believes was the cause that invalidated Jorge Bergoglio’s acceptance of the papacy in 2013.  He repeated today this “defect of consent” in the “X” post below.  Earlier today I asked the question of Fr. Paul Kramer whether he gives merit to Archbishop Vigano’s reason and Father responded that Archbishop Vigano’s fundamental reason is that Jorge Bergoglio’s heresy disqualifies him (see screenshot at the bottom).  I must admit that I am having trouble seeing the connection.  I would like to read your comments if you have made the connection.

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6 thoughts on “How Is “Defect of Consent” related to Jorge Bergoglio’s Heresy?”

  1. but what should we make of the following quote of the blessed archbishop?

    “Let us not forget that the distinction between munus and ministerium is arbitrary”

    This is totally contrary to Fr Kramers analysis right?

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    • I think he means by this that the distinction between munus and ministerium is a logical distinction but do not exist independently in reality. For example, the metaphysical definition of man is “rational animal”. However, “rational” and “animal” are logical distinctions only; they don’t exist independently in reality.

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  2. I think the connection is that Jorge has a heretical idea or definition of the Papacy and thus when he consented to be Pope, he consented to be something other than what the Catholic Church considers Pope. He consented to his heretical idea of Pope.

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  3. Archbishop Vigano said something like after 10 year of observing Francis. It is now self-evident he did not accept the papacy to confirm the faithful in their faith by insulting the faithful. He accepted the papacy to undermine their faith and make the Church a tool or organ of the new world order. Doing that is what constitutes a “defect of concent,” on the part of Francis and that alone could invalidate his acceptance of the papacy.
    That’s actually an interesting point. Archbishop Vigano likened it to an annulled marriage. Not sure that is the best example but for any sacrament to be valid it needs proper matter, form and intent. The election of a pope would be one of those things as Fr. Gregory Hesse said is more than a sacramental but less than a sacrament. So if we can apply what is necessary to have a valid sacrament to those things less than a sacrament but more than a sacramental. Than a papal election could be invalid based on a lack of proper intent alone which is something that has also occurred with Francis!

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